President Mahama is set to swear in Mr. John Kudalor as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP), today being Friday. John Kudalor has been the acting IGP since the former IGP Mohammed Alhassan commenced his accumulated leave prior to his retirement. Mohammed Alhassan had occupied the position for two years.
Mahama made the appointment in consultation with the Vice President who chairs the Police Council. In a statement from the Flagstaff House today, it was said that “President John Mahama will today, Friday, swear into office Mr. John Kudalor as Inspector General of Police”.
John Kudalor was appointed as acting IGP in November 2015. Until his appointment, he was the Director General of Police Operations, a position he held for more than 3 years.
COP John Kudalor is said to have had up to 20 years of experience in the police service. He was equally in charge of monitoring the 2012 general elections.
After his appointment as the acting IGP, Kudalor made some changes in the regional and national hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service which ushered in a new era and solidified his position as the acting IGP. It equally made him a favorite since the changes he introduced saw improved service and maximization of available resources.
In his capacity as the acting IGP, Kudalor equally made certain appointments. He made Chief of Police Rose Bio Atinga, former Director-General/Administration the new Director General Research and Planning at the National Police Headquarters. He also made DCOP Awuni the Eastern Regional Police Commander after he previously headed the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD).
He then made The Director General Public Affairs, DCOP Nenyi Ampah Benin and took charge of the Police Investigations and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS), to mention a few. So one can say it’s an honor well deserved.