Major shake-up in police service …. 38 personnel transferred

Mr. John Kudalor, IGP (2)There has been a major shake-up in the police service with 38 police officers being transferred to take up other duties.

This brings to 260, the number of police officers transferred by the service within nine months.

The transfers which take immediate effect involve four Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), six Chief Superintendents of Police (C/Supts), seven Superintendents of Police (Supts), 12 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and seven Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs).

ACP Anthony Tennyson Aidoo, Director in- charge of Communications at the Police Headquarters, is moving to the Police Hospital as the Administrator.

He replaces ACP Emmanuel Bosso Ashong, who moves to the Accra Central Division (Ministries) as the Commander.

ACP Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwa Addo Danquah, the Accra Central Commander, has been transferred to the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS) as the second in command, while ACP Asimedu Okyere Darko of the Police Headquarters, has been transferred to the Ashanti Region to be in charge of Judicial Police (JUPOL).

C/Supt. Joseph Owusu Bempah of the Police Headquarters has been moved to La, in Accra, as the New District Commander.

C/Supt. Apenteng Baffour Nyamekye at the Police Headquarters had also been moved to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters.

C/Supt. Akwesi Kamkam Boadu, Commander of the Donkorkrom District, has been asked to go to Half Assini, in the Western Region as the Commander.

Superintendent Reuben Asiwoku, the Western Regional Crime Officer, is moving to Brong-Ahafo as the regional Crime Officer.

Supt. Ferguson Dzineku, in-charge of Ashaimam Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), has been transferred to Amasaman in the Ga West District as the District Commander.

Others are DSP Kofi Gampson of the Police headquarters, transferred to Zenu Attadeka in the Ashaiman municipality as the District Commander.

ASP Oyortey Sackitey of the Police Headquarters has been posted to Paga in the Upper East Region, as the new District Commander with ASP Charles Tetteh, in-charge of the Volta Regional MTTD moving to Anloga as the District Commander and ASPs had also been transferred to other districts and different offices to take up responsibilities.

Supt. Cephas Arthur, the Director, Public Affairs told The Ghanaian Times in an interview that the transfers were normal administrative procedures and not shake-ups as it was being speculated in the media.

According to Supt. Arthur, some of the officers had returned from mission and had to be reassigned to other areas where their services could equally be needed after handling some schedules at the headquarters among many others.

“It is a normal administrative process but unfortunately hyped and perceived to be a shake-up in the police service,” he said.

 

By Francis Asamoah Tuffour    

 

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