The Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police David Agyemang Adjem, has been elevated to the rank of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) effective January 1, 2020.
This was contained in a statement published by the Ghana Police Service on Thursday.
He is part of some 1,248 police officers who were promoted by President Akufo-Addo following a recommendation from the Police Council.
Three Doctors, Desmond M. Addo, Christiana A. Asare and Samuel Ofori all of the Police Hospital have also been promoted from Chief Superintendents to the rank of ACPs with the approval of the Police Council, effective 1st June 2020.
1,244 Junior Police Officers of various ranks have also been promoted in accordance with the Police Service Regulation 2012 (C.I.76).
Those promoted include five Inspectors who are now Chief Inspectors, 1,224 Corporals promoted as Sergeants; five Lance Corporals whose promotions were withheld due to cases pending against them; four officers who were inadvertently left out of the recent Administrative Promotions; three persons whose promotions were deferred and two others who have also been reinstated after acquittal from disciplinary charges.
The statement which was published on Ghana Police Service’s Facebook page expressed the IGP’s best wishes to all the promoted officers.
The last mass promotion that took place within the police service was in January 2020 when over 6,000 officers of the ranks of Inspector, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Constable were promoted to their next higher ranks.
Last year in December, President Nana Akufo-Addo also promoted five Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCOP) and 16 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP).
Others, including David Eklu, were also promoted following recommendations from the Police Council. Their promotion at the time took effect on January 1, 2020.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH