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 tier – 2 hours duration
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE+REASONING= 50 MARKS
GENERAL AWARENESS= 50 MARKS
NUMERICAL APTITUDE=50 MARKS
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.