Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah has officially retired from the Ghana Police Service after a distinguished career spanning over 3 decades. COP Mensah reached the mandatory retirement age of 60, marking the end of his tenure in the service.
COP Mensah held various significant positions, including the esteemed role of Director General of Operations before his retirement. His extensive experience and contributions have left an indelible mark on the Ghana Police Service.
In recent weeks, COP Mensah gained considerable attention in Ghana due to the leak of a voice recording. The recording allegedly captured him discussing the performance of the current Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare.
COP Mensah expressed concerns about the mismanagement of the Police Service and advocated for the removal of the IGP from his post. As a result, the speaker of a parliament has set up a committee to investigate into the leaked audio recording.
COP Mensah and other police officers have already presented their testimonies before the committee. The committee has also stated that though COP Mensah has retire, he will be called to face the committee when the need arise.
According to the Police Service Regulation, 2012, Constitution Instrument (CI 76), COP Mensah is entitled to a range of retirement benefits, including gratuities and pensions. Additionally, he will enjoy the benefits approved by the Police Council, ensuring a level of support and security following his retirement.