General News of Mon, 7 May 201825
COP Ken Yeboah, 17 others in reshuffle at Police Service
The Ghana Police Service has again seen a major reshuffle of personnel in strategic positions nationwide.
In all, 18 reassignments were made according to Citi News sources.
Among the notable changes, COP Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Commander, is now Director General, Technical.
He has been replaced by DCOP Kwesi Mensah Duku, who used to head the Western Region Police Commander.
DCOP Vincent Dedjoe has been moved from the Upper East Regional Command to the head Western Regional Command; DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong has been moved as the Northern Regional Commander to become Head of Legal at the National Police Headquarters.
Others are DCOP Timothy Yosa Bonga, the former Director at Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS), who will now head the Northern Regional Command; DCOP Osei Kweku Ampofo Duku, will now head the Upper East Regional Command, and DCOP Edward Tabiri, from Director General Legal Services, will now be the Director General Private Security Services.
This is the second shake-up in the police service since the surge in robbery cases in the country captured the public’s attention in March 2018.
In the previous re-shuffle, there were 11 reassignments with Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, then the Director General of Police Operations moved to head the Police Research and Planning Department.
He was replaced by the former Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Simon Afeku.
Rev. David Nenyi Ampah-Benin, Central Regional Commander was also made the Director-General of Police Special Duties.
This new shakeup is the third major operational change announced by the police since the IGP, David-Asante Appeatu was appointed in 2017.