The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu has been given a two year contract to enable him continue work after he attains the mandatory retirement age of 60 next week.
He was later confirmed substantive IGP after the newly constituted Council of State advised President Akufo-Addo on that.
Profile of Acting IGP
Mr David Asante Apeatu was the Director General ICT & Marine Police before his elevation as IGP in January 2017.
He also worked as the Director General Research & Planning & ICT.
He was once the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the service.
In 2007 he was appointed Director of the Specialised Crime and Analysis (SCA) Unit at the INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon France.
Internationally, he had worked at the Sarajevo Police Academy as an Instructor in Human Dignity, Police Ethics and Criminal Investigations under the auspices of the United Nations Task Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1997 to 1998.
He was the team leader in investigations into the mass murder of more than 50 people, mostly West African nationals, in The Gambia.
In Ghana, he was the Lead Investigator in the serial killing of more than 30 women that led to the arrest of a culprit who had been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to death.
Under the supervision of Mr Asante-Apeatu and based on intelligence, the CID successfully conducted an operation that resulted in the seizure of 588 kilogrammes of cocaine with the street value of about $38 million.
He started his Policing career from the Police forensic science lab.
He was at a time the ADC to late vice president K. N. Arkaah and also the District Police commander for Tumu in the, Upper west Region. He holds an MPhil in Chemistry.