Deputy Director-General of Prisons/Operations
Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir (born on 21st of August, 1964) is a seasoned Ghanaian Prisons Officer and currently the Deputy Director-General of Prisons (DDGP) in charge of Operations. He has 26 years working experience with the Ghana Prisons Service including five years duty tour with the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping in Sudan and South Sudan as Corrections Advisor and Military Detention Manager respectively.
He was enlisted into the Service 0n 5th December, 1995 as Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Deputy Superintendent of Prisons on 5th July, 1996. He was adjudged best cadet in Corrections Management and eventually the Best-all-Round Officer Cadet and received the Sword of Honour.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director-General of Prisons, he was the Director of Prisons (DOP) in charge of Operations. He also served as the Eastern Regional Commander and Officer in Charge of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Commanding Officer of Prisons Headquarters and Officer-in-Charge of Frafraha Camp Prison. He also served as Chief Agricultural Officer of the Service.
Within the International working environment, he has played a key role in prison assessment and advised extensively on best practices of prison management as well as capacity building activities for national civil and military prison staff of post conflict countries.
He has an extensive academic qualification which include; Master of Philosophy (M Phil) in Animal Science, University of Ghana, Master of Arts (MA) in Peace and Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Master of Science (MSc) in Defense and International Politics, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Post-Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Administration (GIMPA) and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (University of Ghana).
He is a proud product of St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast.
He holds both an Advance Executive and Executive Certificates in Security Management, Forensic and Investigative Psychology from Winconsin International University College and a Certificate of Achievement in Monitoring and Evaluation from GIMPA.
Mr. Isaac Egyir is a member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and African Correctional Services Association (ACSA) and Ghana Association of Animal Production.
He is married with children.