Laws / Regulations
THE POLICE SERVICE
200.(1) There shall be a Police Service of Ghana.
(2) No person or authority shall raise any police service except by or under the
authority of an Act of Parliament.
(3) The Police Service shall be equipped and maintained to perform its
traditional role of maintaining law and order.
201. There shall be established a Police Council which shall consist of -
(a) the Vice-President, who shall be chairman;
(b) the Minister responsible for internal affairs; (c) the Inspector-General of Police;
(d) the Attorney-General or his representative;
(e) a lawyer nominated by the Ghana Bar Association;
(f) a representative of the Retired Senior Police Officers Association;
(g) two members of the Police Service, appointed by the President, acting in
consultation with the Council of State, one of whom shall be of a junior rank; and
(h) two other members appointed by the President.
202.(1) The Inspector-General of Police shall be appointed by the President acting in
consultation with the Council of State.
(2) The Inspector-General of Police shall be head of the Police Service and
shall, subject to the provisions of this article and to the control and direction of the Police
Council, be responsible for the operational control and the administration of the Police
(3) Subject to the provisions of this constitution, the power to appoint persons to hold or to act in
an office in the Police Service shall vest in the President, acting in accordance with the advice
of the Police Council.
(4) The President may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, delegate some of his
functions under this article by directions in writing to the Police Council or to a
committee or to a member of the Council.