Mr John Kudalor has been confirmed as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday swore him into office.
Mr Kudalor was confirmed after acting as IGP for about three months.
In November, 2015, President Mahama appointed him in an acting position to succeed Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan.
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At the ceremony, Mr Kudalor swore three oaths – allegiance, official and secrecy – administered by the President to confirm him as substantive IGP.
By his position, Mr Kudalor becomes a member of the Police Council and the National Security Council.
Present at the ceremony was the Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, who is also the chairman of the Police Council, and other members of the police administration
Mr Kudalor thanked the President for the confidence reposed in him and promised that he and his team would rise to the occasion.
He said the police had no excuse to fail the nation in the coming elections, adding that “we have already hit the ground running”.
Reacting to President Mahama’s concern over road accidents, Mr Kudalor admitted that there was a lot of work to do on the roads to curb accidents.
He said the police would ensure that the right things were done. He also urged passengers to report drivers who misbehaved on the roads to the police.