In an effort to enhance the delivery of policing services to the public, the Ghana Police Service has initiated a decentralization process for criminal clearance services. Starting from May 22, 2023, individuals seeking criminal clearance can now access the service in any of the 25 Police regions throughout the country.
Previously, all criminal background checks were exclusively conducted at the CID Headquarters in Accra. This meant that individuals and organizations had to travel to Accra specifically for this purpose, creating a burden and inconvenience for many.
With the decentralization of the criminal clearance service, individuals can now access the service from any of the 25 Police Regions across Ghana. This move aims to make the service more accessible and convenient for people across the country, bringing policing services closer to their doorsteps.
Currently, the Ghana Police Service has twenty-five (25) Police Regional Commands across the country where this service can be assessed. These are:
• Ahafo Regional Police Command-Goaso
• Bono Regional Police Command-Sunyani
• Bono East Regional Police Command-Techiman
• Ashanti Regional Police Command -Kumasi
• Ashanti South Regional Police Command -Bekwai
• Ashanti North Regional Police Command-Mampong
• Tema Regional Police Command-Tema
• Central Regional Police Command -Cape Coast
• Central East Regional Police Command -Kasoa
• Central North Regional Police Command-Assin Fosu
• Eastern Regional Police Command-Koforidua
• Eastern South Regional Police Command-Kibi
• Eastern North-Mpraeso
• Northern Regional Police Command -Tamale
• Upper East Regional Police Command -Bolga
• Upper West Regional Police Command-Wa
• Volta Regional Police Command-Ho
• Volta North Regional Police Command-Hohoe,
• Oti Regional Police Command-Dambai
• Western Regional Police Command-Takoradi
• Western Central Regional Police Command-Tarkwa
• Western North Regional Police Command-Sewi Wiawso
• Accra-Nima Police Station
The Ghana Police Service urges the public to support their efforts to become the leading institution in the country and a reference point for Africa and beyond. This decentralization of the criminal clearance process is part of the Police Service’s transformational agenda to improve service delivery and meet the needs of the public.