COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare will take over as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) from Aug 1, 2021.
The announcement was made Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
He takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh who was appointed to be the police boss by President Akufo-Addo in October 2019.
COP George Dampare until his appointment was the Director-General of Administration at the Service.
Dampare has served Ghana Police Service for close to 30 years
He joined the service as a Constable and has risen to the highest rank of Commissioner of Police, becoming one of the youngest Police Officers to have attained this in recent years.
The 51 year old has served in many leadership capacities in the Service including; Director-General (Finance), Director-General (Welfare), and Director- General (ICT).
He was also the Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, and Accra Region Police Commander.
Until his appointment, COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare, like COP Kofi Boakye had been tipped among the most qualified to take over the highest position in the Ghana Police Service.
The staunch Christian has earned public respect for close to 30 years of service, after joining the Service in December 1990.
He was adjudged the overall best recruit when he passed out in 1991.
COP Dr Dampare became a chartered accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable and currently holds a PhD in Finance.
He is the youngest Commissioner of Police in the 4th republic having attained that high rank at age 44.
He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and at the University Of Cape Coast.
Amongst his credentials; George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) was a Special Assistant to the Regional Commander, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina, Municipal Police Commander, Cape Coast, ADC to the Vice President of Ghana, Head of Police and Narcotics Desk at the Ministry of Interior.
He has been credited for his lead role in the swift arrest of the alleged killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah.