HISTORY OF POLAS

The Ghana Police Service in its earliy years since 1821 was a male dominated one until in 1952 when it became necessary for women to be given the chance to join the Service. The first batch of women who joined the Service were twelve in number and they performed duties including the supervision of delinquent children and female suspects in police custody.

In January l989 an Association comprising all policewomen irrespective of ranks was founded by ACP/Dr Nora Bonsu-Bruce, first female doctor of the Police Hospital, Mrs. Jane C. Donkor then Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), and COP. Mrs. Gifty Anim-Botwe, The Association was inaugurated in Accra in July 1989, Regional branches have since been inaugurated.

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