General News of Saturday, 2 December 2017
COP Rose Bio Atinga hanged her uniform after 29 years of actively fighting to protect lives and property in Ghana.
She bowed out of the Ghana Police Service with lots of memories effective November 30, 2017.
TV3’s Peter Quao Adattor takes a retrospective look at her 29 years policing journey.
COP Rose Bio Atinga, is a native of the Upper East Region of Ghana and was born on November 30, 1957.
She had her GCE O-Level certificate in 1974 at St Francis Secondary School and A-level in 1976 from St. Monica’s Secondary School.
COP Rose Bio Atinga, went on to earn a degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the School of Administration, University of Ghana.
She obtained a post-graduate certificate in public administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration GIMPA in 1985.
COP Rose Bio Atinga was enlisted into the Ghana Police Service in 1988 as officer cadet alongside the current IGP, Davide Asante Apeatu, COP Patrick Timbilla retired, COP Frank Adu-Poku retired, COP Ransford Moses Ninson, among others.
Then ASP Rose Bio Atinga, began her policing duties in the Tema region before being posted to the prosecution unit of the service where she served for twelve years.
She rose through the ranks, serving as the first female Divisional and Regional commander in Volta, Eastern, Central and the Accra regions.
She left no stones unturned at every duty point, personally involved in the thick of policing to ensure the criminals do not have a field day.
As a COP, Rose Bio Atinga, moved to the national headquarters as the director general for administration research and planning and technical of the Ghana Police Service.
She was tipped by many watchers as a potential IGP, but that ambition never got to her before her statutory retirement.
She would be remembered for her tough decisions as a regional commander in the Eastern, Central and Accra, making her a toast of her subordinates who referred to her as action woman and vim lady among other interesting names.
COP Rose Bio Atinga had also won many local and international awards for her commitment and dedication to duty.