Director of Prisons (DOP), Stephen Coffie was commissioned into the Ghana Prisons Service as an
Assistant Suprerintendent of Prisons on 1st April, 1986. Due to hardwork, dedication and descipline, he rose through the ranks and
attained his current position as a Director of Prisons in charge of Technical and Services.
DOP Stephen Coffie had his 'A' and 'O' level certifications at Winneba and Presbytarian Boys Secondary Schools respectively. He holds a first degree in BA(Hons) Psychology with sociology and a qualifying certificate in Law.
DOP Stephen Coffie held many appointments as he rose through the ranks. AS an ASP, he was the deputy Staff Officer (Admin), the staff officer sports and later staff officer training.
As a DSP, he was appointed as the Staff Officer to the regional commander and also acted as the 2IC of the Sunyani Central Prison. At the rank of a superintendent of Prisons he was appointed as the Officer-in-Charge of Salaga Local Prison. He was transfered back to the Prisons Headquarters as the chief operation at the rank of chief superintendent of prisons and was later tranfered to the James Fort Prison as the 2IC.
He was appointed as the northern sector Legal Officer and stationed at Kumasi Cental Prison at the rank of Assistant Director of Prisons.
DOP Stephen Coffie also served in the United Nations Mission in Liberia at the Mentor/advisory Level. After completion of his mission, he wwas appointed as the regional commander of the greater accra region and stationed at the senior correctional center in 2012. He was later tranfered to the prisons Headquarters as Deputy Director of Prisons in charge of Welfare.
He was later appointed as Director of Prisons in charge of Technical and Service, an appointment he holds to date.