The Police Administration has made changes to some of its regional commands.
Western Regional Commander, DCOP Mr Kofi Boakye, is to take over as the Ashanti Regional Police Chief and he will be replaced in the Western Region by DCOP Mr Isaac Alex Quainoo, who is the Upper East Regional Commander.
In line with those changes, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Augustine Kwabena Gyenning, has been moved to head the National Patrol Department as Director-General.
A memo to that effect signed by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed A. Alhassan, said the Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Simon Yaw Afeku, would take over as Upper East Regional Commander.
It said the Deputy Upper East Regional Commander, ACP Mr Peterkin Yentumi Gyinae, would take charge as the Volta Regional Police Commander, while ACP Mr John Owiredu-Nkansah, who is the Deputy Volta Regional Commander, would become the Upper East Regional Deputy Commander.
It said ACP Mr Fred Agyapong Asare, who is the acting Volta Regional Commander, would take charge of Service/Workshop in Accra, while DCOP Osabarima Asare Pinkro II would move to the headquarters from the Workshop.
Explaining the movements, the Director of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Cephas Arthur, said they were in line with the Police Administration’s policy to undertake such administrative changes from time to time.