COP George Akuffo Dampare, Biography

George Akuffo Dampare

George Akuffo Dampare, known as COP Dampare, is a well-respected Ghanaian police officer and currently the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).

On August 1, 2021, President Akufo-Addo appointed him as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).

If confirmed, he will be the youngest IGP in the 4th Republic.


COP George Akuffo Dampare is 51 years old.

Career and Education

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Dr. George Akuffo Dampare joined the Ghana Police Service 32 years ago as a constable without a secondary school education.

In 1991, on completion of his recruit training, Dr. Dampare was adjudged the overall Best Recruit at the National Police Training School and won all awards except the award for the ‘Best Marksman’. Again in 1996, he emerged the overall Best Cadet for the 32nd Cadet Officers’ Course at the Ghana Police Academy (formerly, Police College) and won all awards, including Excellence in Professional Police Subjects and Excellence in Academic Subjects.

Surprisingly, he rose quickly in the ranks after completing various courses to become an ACCA chartered account.

A few years later, he graduated from IPS, now known as UPSA, and earned his Ph.D. on Financial Economics from King’s College, London.

Aside 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.

Positions Held

He has served in many capacities in the service having previously occupied the positions of Director General, Finance and Administration, Director in charge of the National Patrols Unit, Director General ICT, Director General Operations, Director-General research and Planning, commandant of Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander, Director General welfare of the Ghana Police Service, and currently the Director-General in charge of administration.

Private Life

COP Dampare is married with six children.

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