Ghana Prisons Service, Salary & Rank Structure – 2021

Ghana Prisons Service
Ghana Prisons Service

This article provides information on what the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) personnel receive as salary per month as well as the ranks in which they operate.

Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) Service Salary Structure.

The Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) employers since 2010 are paid in accordance with the newly implemented Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

Additionally, the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) pays salaries according to rank within the service and so your rank determines how much you make.

Also, graduate recruits in the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) earn more than regular officers who qualify with WASSCE or SSCE.

Due to the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure, personnel from the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) earn on average GHS 1500 per month.

Ghana Prison Service (GPS) Service Rank

There is an organized command structure within the Ghana Prison Service (GPS), commencing with a senior officer and moving down to a junior officer.

The Director-General of Prisons is the highest rank, the rank insignia of the Director-General of Prisons has four symbols with a lapel badge, the official cap of the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) has double laurel leaves and the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) services logo.

Below are the detailed ranks of the Ghana Prison Service (GPS)) from the most senior officer down to junior officer:

Senior Officer Ranks

  • Officer Cadet
  • Assistant Supt. of Prisons
  • Deputy Supt. of Prisons
  • Superintendent of Prisons
  • Chief Superintendent of Prisons
  • Assistant Director of Prisons
  • Deputy Director of Prisons
  • Director of Prisons
  • Deputy Director-General of Prisons
  • Director-General of Prisons

Junior Officer Ranks

The Junior Ranks in the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) begins from Recruit, then after a satisfactory completion of a training course at the. The Recruit progress through the ranks.

  • 2nd Class Officer
  • Lance Corporal
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Assistant Chief Office
  • Chief Office
  • Senior Cheif Office

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