How To Become A CID In Ghana
How To Become A CID In Ghana

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DEPARTMENT (CID)

Responsible for investigations of criminal cases reported to the Police. It employs conventional and scientific methods in gathering evidence relative to criminal prosecutions. Officers within the CID wear plain clothes for official duties.

Below is How To Become A CID In Ghana

It is conducted in the month of April every year.
for that, you should be a citizen of Ghana.
you must have completed your graduation from any recognized college or university, there is no percentage bar.
there will be three stages of selection.

1-written test

2-physical test

3-personal interview

exam pattern:

1 tier – 2 hours duration

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE+REASONING= 50 MARKS

GENERAL AWARENESS= 50 MARKS

NUMERICAL APTITUDE=50 MARKS

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ENGLISH COMPREHENSION=50 MARKS

2 tier: 4 hours duration
ARITHMETICAL ABILITIES(100 QUESTIONS, 2 HOURS)-200 MARKS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION(200 QUESTIONS,2 HOURS) -200 MARKS

INTERVIEW:100 MARKS.

To become a CID Officer in Ghana you have to work very hard.

The very first step is completing your graduation (Doesn’t matter which stream) but you can also join after the 12th class as an assistant inspector.

Document Examination

The section examines documents to provide answers for documents in disputes.

The scope of its work includes;

Determination of authenticity of wills, currencies, passports, printed materials etc.

Identification of handwriting and signatures

Identification of documents suspected to be forged

Identification of typed materials, Checks, photocopies.

Detection of alterations, additions, deletions of documents

Deciphering alterations and erasures.

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The section works with sophisticated modern instruments like the; Video Spectral Comparator (VSC) and Electrostatic imaging system for detecting indented impressions on documents (ESDA). The section works on a lot of cases for the police and the general public as well as the courts in Ghana thereby generating funds for the state. The current fee for examination (civil cases) is One thousand Ghana Cedis (Gh 1,000).

INTERPOL

INTERPOL ACCRA

Contact information:

INTERPOL Accra may be contacted through the Director-General, CID Headquarters, Accra.

Location: 1st Floor, CID Headquarters, Accra

Director: ACP/Mr. Frederick Kwadwo AGYEI

Deputy:  Naomi A. ACQUAH (Mrs)

Officer in charge / WAPIS: DSP/Mr. Eric TETTEH

Officer in charge/AFRIPOL   :  DSP/Mr. Nestor MACAULEY

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0302 777606.

Which subject is best for CID officers?

There are many universities in Ghana that offer degrees in criminology and criminal justice at the graduation level which may be helpful to join CID.

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Who is the head of CID in Ghana?

This follows an earlier meeting between President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah on Monday, July 26, 2021.

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