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The Various Ranks In The Ghana Police Service.

The Ghana Police Service is a leading body responsible for the internal security of the country. It is under the Ministry of Interior.

The Ghana Police Service has been mandated to enforce law and order among the people of Ghana.

The Ghana Police Service falls far short to the United Nations Police to Citizen ratio of 1:450. The police to citizen ratio in Ghana is 1:1200.

Every year, the Ghana Police Service opens up recruitment to get more personnel into the service to be able to meet up with the security needs of our country. These personnel are put in the following departments of the service.

1. Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

2. Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU).

3. The Police College.

4. Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU).

5. Public Relations Department.

6. Works and Housing Unit.

7. Medical Unit

8. Other Training Unit.

Irrespective of one's department, a policeman has a basic responsibility of ensuring law and order in the country. The roles of a police officer include but not limited to the following: 1. Controlling illicit drug use such Indian hemp, tramol, cocaine etc.

2. Controlling and preventing fraud activities.

3. Gathering intelligence to safeguard security.

4. Availing themselves for international assignments such as peacekeeping operations.

The police service just like other security services have various ranks. These ranks are categorized into Officer and Subordinate ranks.


1. The Inspector General of Police ( IGP )

2. Deputy Inspector General of Police

3. Commissioner of Police ( COP)

4. Deputy Commissioner of Police ( DCOP )

5. Assistant Commissioner of Police ( ACP)

6. Chief Superintendent of Police

7. Superintendent of Police

8. Deputy Superintendent of Police ( DSP)

9. Assistant Superintendent of Police ( ASP)

Subordinate Ranks

1. Chief Inspector

2. Sergeant

3. Corporal

4. Lance Corporal

5. Constable.

To be placed on the officers rank upon enlistment requires the individual to have completed a certain level of tertiary education.

Enlistment into the subordinate ranks requires just SSSCE/WASCE or equivalent trade.

By: Jmahama.

Content created and supplied by: Jmahama (via Opera News )

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