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CONFIRMED: James Oppong-Boanuh gets 2 years extension as IGP

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  has confirmed Mr James Oppong Boanuh as the substantive Inspector-General of Police, after a consultation with the Council of State, MyNewsGh.com reports.

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The consummate police chief has also been handed two years
extension to his tenure.

The Presidency is expected to officially announce his
appointment in the coming moments.

Mr James Oppong Boanuh, who was the Deputy IGP on Monday,
July 22, 2019 was directed by the President to act in the stead of his
immediate boss, Mr David Asante Apeatu who was asked to proceed on leave prior
to his retirement on August 14, 2019.

He comes to the job with a rich experience and a tall list
of achievements, spanning three decades.

MyNewsGh.com has reproduced the profile of the IGP from an earlier publication; check it out below:

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC PROFILE OF THE IGP, MR. JAMES
OPPONG BOANUH

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION:

Masters in Human Rights –  University of Education,
Winneba (2015)

(B.L.) – Ghana School of Law, Accra (1984) – Called to
the Bar & Enrolled as a Member of the Ghana Bar Association
(1984).         

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and Political
Science – University of Ghana, Legon (1982)

GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels, Dormaa Secondary
School, Dormaa Ahenkro (1977, 1979)

Aboabo (Dormaa) L/A Primary & Middle Schools
–    1963 – 1972

POLICE MANAGEMENT AND FIELD COMMAND

2017 – 2018 
–  Director-General/Administration

2013 – 2017  
–  Director-General/Services  

2013               –   Director-General/Police
Intelligence and Professional   Standards (PIPS)

2009             
–  Director-General/Legal & Prosecutions –  Also acted
as Director-General/Research & Planning.

2007  –  2008 –  Regional Police
Commander, Accra Region

2006  –  2007 –  Regional Police Commander,
the then Brong-Ahafo Region

2005     Director-General/Welfare
with additional responsibility over  the ICT Directorate

2004      –  Director-General/Human
Resource

2002 – 2004   –  Appointed First Chief
Staff Officer to IGP

2002         –
Secretary to Police Council, Police Headquarters.

1997 – 2000   –  Senior Legal Officer,
Legal Directorate, Police Headquarters.

1996 -1997    –  Regional Traffic
Officer, Motor Traffic Unit, Tema Region.
Also      acted as District Commander,
Community 1, Tema

1990 – 1996   – ADC/Personal Assistant to the
Inspector-General of Police.

1989    
    –  Officer in Charge, Accra Central Police
Station.

UNITED NATIONS/PEACEKEEPING MISSION EXPERIENCE:

2010 – 2012 – UNAMID – Appointed Police
Commissioner and Head of Police Component of the African Union – United Nations
Hybrid Operation (Mission) in Darfur (UNAMID)

2005 – AMIS – Appointed Deputy Police Commissioner
for the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).

– Led the Advance Team to set up the Police Component of
AMIS.

– Drafted the Police Component’s Concept of Operations
(CONOPS).

– Acted as Police Commissioner for the Mission until the
arrival of the substantive Commissioner (November 2005 – March 2006).

2001 – CIVPOL Officer in the United Nations Transitional Authority
in East Timor (UNTAET).

2001- Personnel Officer at the CIVPOL Headquarters of UNTAET
responsible for Transfers and Deployments.

2001 (May) – 2002 (January) – Deputy Chief of
Investigations/UNTAET.

1994 – United Nations Mission in Mozambique (ONUMOZ) as a
Civil Police (CIVPOL).

POLICE MANAGEMENT AND FIELD COMMAND

2017 – 2018  –  Director-General/Administration

2013 – 2017  
–  Director-General/Services  

2013                  Director-General/Police
Intelligence and Professional   Standards (PIPS)

2009             
–  Director-General/Legal & Prosecutions  –  Also
acted as Director-General/Research & Planning.

2007  –  2008 –  Regional Police
Commander, Accra Region

2006  –  2007 –  Regional Police Commander,
the then Brong-Ahafo Region

2005     Director-General/Welfare
with additional responsibility over  the ICT Directorate

2004             
– Director-General/Human Resource

2002 – 2004   –  Appointed First Chief
Staff Officer to IGP

2002         –
Secretary to Police Council, Police Headquarters.

1997 – 2000   –  Senior Legal Officer,
Legal Directorate, Police Headquarters.

1996 -1997    –  Regional Traffic
Officer, Motor Traffic Unit, Tema Region.
Also      acted as District Commander,
Community 1, Tema

1990 – 1996   – ADC/Personal Assistant to the
Inspector-General of Police.

1989    
    –  Officer in Charge, Accra Central Police
Station.

UNITED NATIONS/PEACEKEEPING MISSION EXPERIENCE:

2010 – 2012 – UNAMID – Appointed Police
Commissioner and Head of Police Component of the African Union – United Nations
Hybrid Operation (Mission) in Darfur (UNAMID)

2005 – AMIS – Appointed Deputy Police Commissioner
for the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).

– Led the Advance Team to set up the Police Component of
AMIS.

– Drafted the Police Component’s Concept of Operations
(CONOPS).

– Acted as Police Commissioner for the Mission until the
arrival of the substantive Commissioner (November 2005 – March 2006).

2001 – CIVPOL Officer in the United Nations Transitional
Authority in East Timor (UNTAET).

2001- Personnel Officer at the CIVPOL Headquarters of UNTAET
responsible for Transfers and Deployments.

2001 (May) – 2002 (January) – Deputy Chief of
Investigations/UNTAET.

1994 – United Nations Mission in Mozambique (ONUMOZ) as a
Civil Police (CIVPOL).

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:

1988 – Joined the Ghana Police Service.  Did two years
training at the Ghana Police Training School and the Ghana Police
Academy.  This included field work at the Accra Central Police Division.

1990 – Graduated from the Ghana Police Academy

1992 – (January – March) VIP Protection Course,
International Centre for Crime Prevention, Research and Study, Cairo, Egypt.

1992 – (November) – Attended Intermediate Command Course at
the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

1995 – INTERPOL Conference in Beijing, China.

1996 – Senior Command Course at the Ghana Institute of
Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

1999 – (March) – Attended the International Criminal
Investigations Assistance Programme (ICITAP) Course organized by the Department
of Justice of the United States of America, in Accra, Ghana.

1999 – (May) A Seminar on the Techniques of Negotiations for
Diplomats and Senior Police Officers organized by the Ghana Chapter of the
Centre for Democracy and Development.

2000 – (May) African Bar Association Biennial Conference,
Accra, Ghana.

2002 – (January) Advanced Management and Command Course at
the Ghana Police Academy.

2004 (1 – 6 March) – UN Civilian Police Service Management
Seminar – Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra.

2004 (13 – 18 October) – Standardized Training Module 3
Seminar – Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre Accra.

2004 – UN Civilian Police Senior Management Course (KAIPTC)

2006 – Strategic Leadership Course (Police Senior Staff
College) Bramshill, United Kingdom

2010 ECOWAS Senior Mission Leadership Course, National
Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

Between 1984 and 1986 – Lecturer in Criminal Law and
Criminal Procedure at    the Ghana Police Academy (National
Service).

1986 to 1988 – Legal Officer at the Legal Department of the
Agricultural Development Bank, Accra.

7.  INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION:

1996 – 2000 – Senior Legal Officer at the National Police
Headquarters.

Advising the Ghana Police Administration on matters of law –
both criminal and civil.

Directing and supervising investigations by giving legal
advice on case files at both investigations and prosecutions level.

8.  COMPUTER LITERACY:

Very good Computer skills in all Windows Versions as well as
Microsoft Office Programs like Ms-Word, Ms-Excel and Ms-Power Point.

Troubleshooting and minor repairs on computers.

Installation and upgrading of both software and hardware.

9.  PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

As the Regional Traffic officer supervised the introduction
of the “Casino One-Way” thereby easing traffic congestion considerably in the
Tema Metropolis.

As the Regional Commander for the then Brong-Ahafo, strictly
enforced Patrols within the Region, especially on highways, thereby curtailing
armed robbery.

Through dialogue and consultation, managed to keep the
chieftaincy disputes in the Brong-Ahafo Region in check.

As the Regional Commander for Accra I devised effective
crime management strategies that ensured the enjoyment of peace by the
residents of Accra and its suburbs.   Armed robbery was reduced
considerably during my tenure as Regional Commander.

As the Chief Staff Officer to the IGP, reorganised the
Police Headquarters administration by introducing decentralisation and giving
each Schedule Officer a Secretariat with its own staff including a Staff
Officer.

As the Deputy Police Commissioner for AMIS in Darfur, led the Advance Team to set up the Police Component of the Mission from scratch. My team drafted the CONOPS for the Police Component.

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As the Police Commissioner for UNAMID, facilitated the
appointment of female officers into command positions.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Edward Amagyei Naaso/2019

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