In today’s article, we give you a deeper understanding on how much police personnel earn in Ghana. How much is the salary for police people in Ghana? Stay tuned.
A police officer is one, sometimes termed as a civil service worker who is assigned to a specific patrol area where they would be responsible to enforce the law, look for suspicious activity and may even search and/or arrest suspected criminals. They respond to emergencies, enforce traffic laws and would investigate complaints. Police officers often work with other bodies and wear uniforms in order to be properly identified by the public.
To become a part of the police force in Ghana, one will need strong communication skills, listening skills on a daily basis in order to interact with the public, co-workers, supervisors and other teams in an emergency situation is also needed. People who aspire to be police officers in Ghana also need to be physically fit as the job often requires running, apprehending suspects and responding to emergencies of all kinds, even at odd hours.
Apart from all these, there are set requirements one has to meet before becoming a police officer in Ghana.
- Meet minimum requirements
In most cases, you’ll need to earn some level of education, high school certificate and above (Eventhough this is not always the case). You will also need to must meet the age requirements to join and pass a background check and drug test.
2. Apply and attend the Police Academy
3. Continued Education
Some people may decide to further their education. This will go a long way to make them more equipped for the job and might guarantee them a promotion in areas of forensics, wildlife protection, or they may even become federal government workers. Some of the courses police officers in Ghana take in order to achieve this are, criminal justice or law enforcement, state and local laws, constitutional law, civil rights, and police ethics.
With all this being said, you probably are looking forward to becoming a police officer in Ghana. However, you do not know how much they are paid?
Police Salary in Ghana
A Police Officer in Ghana typically earns around 2,860 GHS per month. The salaries range from 1,320 GHS (lowest) to 4,550 GHS (highest). And on average, they earn 34,300 GHS annually.
This monthly salary includes housing, transport, and other benefits. Police Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, and location.
Salary Variation by experience
A Police Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,490 GHS per month. Also, someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,990 GHS per month.
An experienced Police Officer with an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,950 GHS per month.
2. Experience Variation by education level
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Police Officer is 1,700 GHS per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,670 GHS per month..
A Bachelor’s Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,480 GHS per month.
3. Salary Variation by Gender
Male Police Officers in Ghana earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average. Males earn approximately 3,040 GHS per month while their female colleagues earn 2,680 GHS per month.
Well there you have it! A noble profession that comes with very good salaries and benefits. Who can find?
Police officers in Ghana are very well paid. And this can be seen in how they conduct themselves and how they are disciplined on the streets of Accra.
In conclusion, a police officer may also work on specific crimes, for instance, special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams, narcotics or even canine
A police officer can also be assigned a designated area to watch for speeding violators in traffic. Some other areas of serving would be as a crime investigator, solving murders or other crimes.
And so, it is safe to say that the police force is both a physically and mentally demanding career with a high-stress level and is considered very dangerous.
Well, all we can tell you here, is to chase your dreams!
All the best!.