Mahama to swear in Police boss Kudalor today

President John Mahama will today, [Friday] confirm Mr. John Kudalor as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Mr. Kudalor was appointed by the President to the position in an acting capacity in November 2015.

He took over from the former IGP Mohammed Alhassan, who was to commence his accumulated leave prior to his retirement.

The President made the appointment in consultation with the Vice President who chairs the Police Council.

Kudalor shakes up police service

Few weeks after his appointment as the acting IGP, John Kudalor made changes to the service’s top hierarchy. The changes have been seen as a way of heralding a new era for the service.

The changes

The new IGP made Chief of Police (COP) Rose Bio Atinga, former Director-General/ Administration as the new Director General, Research and Planning at the National Police Headquarters.

He also made COP Prosper Kwame Agblor the Director General of the CID National headquarters, and DCOP Awuni as the Eastern Regional Police Commander after he previously headed the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD).

DCOP Ransford Ninson , formerly the Central Regional Police Commander was elevated as the Director General of Medics at the Police headquarters in Accra, with DCOP Yaagy Akuribah heading the regional command.

However, the Police leadership in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Volta, Western, Upper East and Upper West region remained unchanged.

COP David Asante Apeatu, the former Director General in charge of Research, was moved to head the General ICT Department of the police headquarters in Accra.

The Director General Public Affairs, DCOP Nenyi Ampah Benin, also took charge of the Police Investigations and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS)

Cephas Arthur was maintained  as the Director of Public Relations of the service.