Criminal Investigations Department Appoints A New Boss


The first woman to head the high-profile Intelligence Department of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Faustina Agyeiwaa Kodua Andoh-Kwofie, has been appointed as the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

She replaces COP (retired) Isaac Ken Yeboah.

COP Isaac Ken Yeboah retired today (September 22, 2022) at a ceremony held in his honour at the National Police Training School in Accra.

Following his attainment of the compulsory retirement age of 60, He served 30 years, nine months and 22 days in the police service.

In attendance were the Inspector-General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare, former IGPs – Patrick Acheampong and David Asante-Apeatu, former COPs and other senior Officers.

Globally, the lack of female representation at the upper echelons of security services became a topic.

Ghana achieved a milestone in August 2021 with the peak of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Faustina Agyeiwaa Kodua Andoh-Kwofie as the first woman to head the high-profile Intelligence Department of the Ghana Police Service (GPS).

She has moved from that step to taking over as CID boss at her current rank of DCOP.

Until her elevation last year to head the Intelligence Department, she was the Director in charge of the Commercial Crime Unit under the CID at the National Police Headquarters.

Her duties at her former office included leading and directing investigations into fraudulent transactions such as money laundering.

She would be in her new position with essential firsthand experience in what has become the threat of financial crime that thrives in a globalised digital economy.

Having risen through the ranks by dint of hard work, she has over 29 years of work experience in active policing.

She was enlisted into the service on October 1, 1992, and passed out on October 1, 1993, as a Constable,” she recounted to

She also holds a professional qualification outside of her policing work. She is a trained lawyer.

She is a member of the International Police Women Association.

She was also a task force member that drafted a national action plan for the Elimination of Child Labour in 2007 at Sogakope.
She reviewed the syllabi used by the Ghana Police College in 2007, a committee set up by the then IGP Kwarteng Acheampong and a member of the Police UN & UN Mission selection text team.

She has also been a Board member of the Africa Centre for Counter-Terrorism since 2016.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (BL) from the Ghana Law School and an LLB from the University of Ghana. She joined the Bar in 2013.

Among her academic success lists are an MA in International Relations, an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Ghana, an MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice-University of Portsmouth, UK, and a Bachelor of Education in Psychology, University of Cape Coast.

She has four academic research works to her credit. The ACP had her secondary education at St Monica’s Secondary School and Nsutaman Catholic Secondary, where she was the Assistant Head Girl from 1990 to 1991 and the Girls Prefect from 1988-1989 respectively.

Currently, she is the Vice-President of the Nsutaman Old Students Association (NOSA).

She is from Kwamang in the Sekyere Central District in the Ashanti Region. She is a Presbyterian and a mother of two boys.

She enjoys researching modern trends in policing and how to combat crime.

The CID Boss also loves cooking and singing when in a good mood.

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