Ghana Prisons service salary structure and Ranks 2022/2023.

Ghana Prisons service salary structure and Ranks 2022/2023

The Ghana Prisons Service is in charge of keeping prisoners safe, as well as their welfare, reformation, and rehabilitation. The Ministry of the Interior has control over it.

Ghana Prisons Service Functions

The Ghana Prisons Service is responsible for three primary functions. These are the following:

  1. Assuring the safety of detainees and the humane execution of penalties.
  2. Ensure the well-being of inmates by safeguarding their rights and providing them with adequate health care, clothing, bedding, food, recreation, and library services, among other things.
  3. Providing opportunity for inmates to enhance their talents through trade, training, and moral education in order to ensure their reform and rehabilitation.

Ghana Prisons Service Superior Officer Ranks

The Ghana Prison Service (GPS) has a well-organised command structure that starts with a senior officer and moves down to a junior officer.

The highest rank is Director-General of Prisons; the rank insignia of the Director-General of Prisons has four symbols and a lapel badge; the official cap of the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) has double laurel leaves and the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) services logo, and the Director-General of Prisons’ rank insignia has four symbols and a lapel badge.

From the most senior officer to the most junior officer, the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) has detailed ranks:

  • Officer Cadet
  • Assistant Supt. of Prisons
  • Deputy Supt. of Prisons
  • Superintendent of Prisons
  • Chief Superintendent of Prisons
  • Assistant Director of Prisons
  • Deputy Director of Prisons
  • Director of Prisons
  • Deputy Director-General of Prisons
  • Director-General of Prisons

Junior Officers Ranks

  • 2nd Class Officer
  • Lance Corporal
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Assistant Chief Office
  • Chief Office
  • Senior Chief Office
See also  Ghana Prisons Service Senior Officers Category

Ghana Prisons Service Salary Structure 

Employers in the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) have been paid in accordance with the newly implemented Single Spine Salary Structure since 2010. (SSSS).

Furthermore, the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) pays salaries based on rank within the service, so your payment is determined by your rank.

Graduate recruits in the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) also earn more than regular officers with WASSCE or SSCE qualifications.

Personnel in the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) earn on average GHS 1500 per month as a result of the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure.

FAQs – Ghana Prisons service salary structure and Ranks

1. What work does the Ghana Prisons Service Do?

Answer: The Ghana Prisons Service is in charge of keeping prisoners safe, as well as their welfare, reformation, and rehabilitation.

2. How much does an Officer in the Ghana Prisons Service earn Monthly (Salary)?

Answer: A Personnel in the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) earn on average GHS 1500 per month. However, the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) pays salaries based on rank within the service, so your pay is determined by your rank.

Graduate recruits in the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) also earn more than regular officers with WASSCE or SSCE qualifications.

3. Is D7 accepted in the Ghana Prisons Service?

When it comes to recruitment into the Ghana Prisons Service, D7 is a pass that should not be overlooked.

However, applicants are usually expected to have results ranging from A1 to C6.

4. What are the requirements for persons who would like to join the Ghana Prisons service?

Kindly find below the general requirements or eligibility for persons who want to be recruited to be part of the prisons service:

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

  • An applicant must be a Ghanaian
  • Must be of good character and without any criminal record Be physically and medically fit by Prisons Service standards
  • Must be between 21 and 30 years by 31 December 2021
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years by 31 December 2021 (for artisans and professionals only)
  • Minimum academic qualification of BECE with at least five/5 passes.
  • Not have been dismissed from any public service or any other employment
  • Must be of a minimum height of 1.68m (5’6″) for males and 1.57m (5’2″) for females
  • Must be able to write and speak English fluently
  • Have an active e-mail account and/or mobile phone number
  • Must be ready to undergo basic Prisons training and other forms of training
  • Must not be bonded.
  • Must be registered with the appropriate professional body and hold a valid PIN (for medical category)
About the Ghana Prisons Service

The Ghana Prisons Service is responsible for the safe custody of prisoners in Ghana, as well as their welfare, reformation and rehabilitation. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior.

Functions 

The Ghana Prisons Service has the mandate to perform three main functions. These are:

  • Ensuring safe custody of prisoners and execution of sentences in a humane manner.
  • Ensuring the welfare of prisoners through the protection of their rights and providing them with good health care, clothing, bedding, feeding, recreation, and library facilities, among other amenities.
  • Reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners where applicable through the following:
    • Execution of sentences in a humane manner to reduce recidivism (re-offending).
    • Offering opportunities to prisoners to develop their skills through vocational training, moral and formal education.
    • Encouraging public/private participation in the provision of skills training.
    • Improvement in the welfare of prisoners (i.e. healthcare, clothing, bedding, feeding, recreation, library facilities, etc).
    • Protection of the rights of prisoners.

VISION

Building a world-class Service to attain sustainable public safety through excellence in corrections management.

MISSION

The Service is committed to undertaking the safe custody, humane treatment, reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates to make them responsible, productive and law-abiding citizens to ensure public safety.

GHANA PRISONS SERVICE GOALS

The Service aims at repositioning itself to achieve the following goals:

  • Re-branding the Service to reflect modern desired ideals.
  • Modernization of the Agricultural and the Industrial Wings of the Service to make them financially viable.
  • Modernization of management practices and the administration structures.
  • Modernization of staff recruitment, manpower planning and development as well as work practices.
  • Modernization of the physical structures and operational equipment.
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