Profile of the new IGP, George Akuffo Dampare
Dr. Dampare joined the Ghana Police Service (GPS) as a Constable in December 1990 at age 20.
In 1991, on completion of his recruit training, he was adjudged the overall Best Recruit and won all awards except the award for the ‘Best Marksman’.
In 1996, he emerged as the overall Best Cadet for the 32nd Cadet Officers’ Course and won all awards.
At age 51, he is the youngest ever serving IGP to be appointed in the 8th republic and the 8th youngest since independence.
He is the youngest Commissioner of Police in the 4th Republic, having attained that high rank at age 44.
At age 25, COP Akuffo Dampare became a chartered accountant. He later completed IPS, now the University of Professional Studies, UPSA.
George Akuffo Dampare has two Masters of Science degrees with distinction in Accounting & Finance, from London South Bank University, UK and Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University of London, UK.
He has a Ph.D. in Finance from the revered Kings College in the UK.