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WELCOME TO THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE

The New Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu holds an Executive MBA [EMBA] from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, which he obtained in 2013. Mr. David Asante-Apeatu has a vast working experience.

OUR VISION

As per the motto of the service , “SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY” the GPS is committed to protecting and serving all residents in their communities, using democratic policing principles, and appropriate technology to protect life and property, and personal dignity . The vision of the Ghana Police Service is to be a World Class Police Service.

ABOUT GHANA POLICE SERVICE

To provide continuous improvement in the economic status of women, youth and children who are excluded in the socio-economic activities. This will involve the engagement of practical assistance with the most qualified and professionally trained manpower.

The Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate [MTTU] is one of the most important sectors of the Ghana Police Service. It serves an inalienable purpose in Road Safety in the Country [Ghana].

See the collection of awards received by the Ghana Police Service. These awards range from commendations of bravery, to sports and general awards received from citizens and communities.

The Police Administration has necessary procedures it follows in recruiting applicants into the Service. This is done in two (2) main ways after publication in both electronic and the print media.

Community Policing is an emerging concept in policing which seeks to help bridge the communication & interaction gap between police institutions and the communities that they serve.

President Akufo Addo names COP Asante-Apeatu as new IGP

Access the Ghana Police SERVICE Portal

GPS Police Portal

The portal provides securtiy stakeholders and other authorized personel to access secured information and provide intelligence to the police to better carry out their activities and mandate.

Watch the President of the Republic of Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo unveil the New Inspector General of Police. Mr. David Asante-Apeatu.

Access the Ghana Police Information Portal here. This requires  per-registration. For additional information and inquiries, please click here.

REPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MISSING PERSONS

MOST WANTED

Report any wanted persons to the police here. Do not put yourself in any harm by trying to do so.

Report  sighting of any missing person to the Ghana Police here.

Report any wanted persons to the police here. Do not put yourself in any harm in trying to do so.

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LATEST NEWS

EVENTS

IGP INDUCTED INTO OFFICE

The IGP, Mr David Asante-Apeatu has been officially inducted into office at a colourful service at the Ghana Police Church on 23rd April.

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GERMAN EMBASSY DONATES

The German Embassy in Accra and the Goethe Institute has donated musical instruments worth €8000 to the Ghana Police Central Band.

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NATIONAL POLICE COMMAND CONFERENCE - TRANSFORMING THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE INTO A WORLD CLASS POLICE - THE ROLE OF REGIONAL COMMANDERS

IGP AT AGBOBLOSHIE, ACCRA

The IGP has visited one of the victims of the recent clashes at Agbogbloshie in Accra who was still on admission at the Korle Bu.

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OUR HEROES

OUR HISTORY

Professional policing was introduced by the British Colonial Authorities to the Gold Coast now the Republic of Ghana in 1821. Prior to that, policing or maintenance of law and order was organized by the traditional authorities such as the local headsmen and chiefs, who employed unpaid messengers to carry out the executive and judicial functions in their respective communities.

 

In 1894, the Institution of Police was formalized with the passing of the Police Ordinance which gave legal authority for the formation of a civil police force. In 1902 the force was split into General, Escort, Mines and Railway Police, which was legalized by the Police [Amendment] Ordinance of 1904. The Marine Police was formed in 1916 but disbanded in 1942 and replaced by Customs Excise and Preventive Service. The Criminal Investigation Department [CID] was formed in 1921 with the finger print section fully operational in 1922. In 1948, the Police Reserves Unit was formed to combat riotous mobs, following the 1948 riots in the country.

THE POLICE SERVICE TODAY

The Ghana Police Service as it is now called has as its motto “Service with Integrity”.

The functions of the Ghana Police Service as stated in the Police Service  Act, 1970 [Act 350] of Ghana are as follows;

 

  • Crime detection and prevention
  • Apprehension (arrest) and prosecution of offenders
  • Maintenance of law and order
  • Due enforcement of the law

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