23rd WILD IGP Dampare – Biography

Dampare joined the Ghana Police Service in December 1990 at the age of 20 as a Police Constable in which he was adjudged the overall Best Recruit at the National Police Training School winning all awards except the award for the Best Marksman.

George Akuffo Dampare is a Ghanaian chartered accountant and police officer. He was appointed as the acting Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service by President Nana Akufo-Addo on 21 July 2021 effective 1 August 2021, taking over from James Oppong-Boanuh who had been serving since October 2019.

Personal life.

23rd Inspector General of Police
Assumed office
1st August 2021
PresidentNana Akuffo-Addo
Preceded byJames Oppong-Boanuh
Succeeded byGeorge Akuffo Dampare
Personal details
Born1970 (age 51–52)
Alma materKing’s College London
Ghana Police Academy
ProfessionPolice Officer, Chartered Accountant, Adjunct Lecturer

Prior to being appointed as IGP, Dampare served in different command and staff positions including Aide-de-camp to the Vice President, Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander and Director General (Operations).

On October 8, 2021, he was sworn in as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Ghana Police Service.

Among the tall educational background of the new IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is his refreshing days as a student of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA).

IGP George Akuffo Dampare - Biography

The celebrated Chief COP completed his ACCA course at the UPSA between February 1994 to December 1996. He also lectured in the school for some years.

The Educational Journey of the new IGP

Aside from his policing, Dr. Dampare previously worked as a Research Fellow and lecturer at King’s College London, University of London. He also lectured at the University of Cape-Coast (UCC), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Regent University College, and the Data Link University College. He is also one of the pioneer lecturers at the Business School of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

Having passed the GCE Ordinary and Advanced level examinations as a private candidate in 1989 and 1992 respectively, Dr. Dampare proceeded to study accountancy and became a Chartered Accountant in 1996 at age 25.

He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Finance and Management from the King’s College, London, University of London, and has two Master 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.



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Dr. Dampare also has a certificate in High Impact leadership from the Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, UK, and a certificate in Leadership and Management from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

IGP George Akuffo Dampare - Biography
IGP George Akuffo Dampare

Dr. Dampare is a member of a number of professional associations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICP), International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA), and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).

Dr. Dampare has also served and continues to serve on several boards including the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) Governing Board, Data Link University College Council, Police Central Disciplinary Board, and the Pumpkins Foundation Board (a philanthropic organization for underprivileged children, including those with autism).

Dr. Dampare has been nominated on a local radio station’s upcoming awards called ‘Something Wild Awards’ and the entire Ghana is finger crossed to see the outcome of this unusual title concept.

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