A popular and media-friendly senior officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Elizabeth Effia Tenge, has officially quit after 18 years of active police work but she is yet to make known her exact reasons for resignation and her next line of work.
Superintendent Tenge, now retired, was the immediate past Public Relations Officer at the Volta Regional Police Command. She worked as the Public Relations officer of the Accra Regional Police Command has left the Service before she was moved to the Volta in 2021.
Superintendent Tenge , in a statement on Saturday, April 1, 2023, said: “Good morning all, hope we are all fine. Please, this is to inform you that I have formally exited from the Ghana Police Service after 18 years of active service.
“Permit me to use this medium to thank you all, I mean everyone of you, for your immeasurable support during my appointment as Public Affairs Officer of this noble profession.
“We will definitely meet again hopefully in a different working environment. Once again thank you very much. Have a blessed day”, she added.
For 18 years that Effia Tenge worked with the Ghana Police Service, she rose through the ranks from Inspector to Superintendent, and would be best remembered for the impressive and professional way she handled public relations for the service at various levels.
One of her key legacies would be the pivotal role she played in implementing initiatives that advanced policing in Ghana, including the introduction of the Police Regional News Magazine – “Police Diary” – which published events on law enforcement.
The Police Diary helped to promote police professionalism, respect for human rights, transparency in police operations and accountability to the public.
Effia Tenge joined the Ghana Police Service in 2005 at the rank of Inspector as a public relations officer.
By then, she worked with the Media Monitoring Centre of the Police Public Affairs Directorate at the national headquarters.
In 2014 she was transferred to the Greater Accra Regional Police Command and was put n charge of Public Affairs.
From the Greater Accra Police Command, Effia Tenge she was again transferred to the Volta Regional Police Command in same capacity at the Public Affairs office in August 2021.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration from the Methodist University College, Accra as well as a Diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
She also holds an M.A in Conflict, Peace, and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), Accra.
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