Dr. (DSP) Lawrence Kofi Acheampong

Dr. (DSP) Lawrence Kofi Acheampong is a Forensic Clinician Scientist and a Commissioned Officer of the rank of the Ghana Prisons Service.

He is the Medical Director of the Ghana Prisons Service and the Medical Superintendent of the Prisons Hospital in the  Medium Security Prison, Nsawam.

He is an adjunct lecturer at the Ghana Prisons Officers Training School lecturing ” Introduction to Forensic Science and its application in the Criminal Justice System” as well as Lecturer in Public and Private Universities in Ghana and other African countries.

He holds a Bachelors’s Degree in Human Biology (Medicine) and MB, ChB (Medicine & Surgery) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).


He also holds a  Master of Business Administration (MBA- Distinction) with specialization in Healthcare Management from  Hochschule fur Angewandte Management -Germany.

He is also a Research Assistant with the School of Forensic Science-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and has a Diploma in Forensic Psychology.

He is a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP) and a member of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional- IICFIP- (U.S.A) of which he is a regular speaker at the IICFIP Global Conferences and an international presenter of a research paper in the 42nd Annual  National Conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine in January 2021.

He has a certificate in Correctional Management as part of the completion of the Officer Cadet Course of the Ghana Prisons and is a member of the American College of Correctional Physicians (ACCP).

He has authored and co-authored publications in prestigious journals.

He is the lead  Forensic correctional Physician in the restructuring of the Ghana Prisons Health Systems and championing the effective and efficient healthcare delivery agenda for Prisoners and the vulnerable.

He has organized and facilitated several practical training in Crime Scene Investigation, DNA /Serology, Fingerprint analysis, Question Document, Trace Evidence, etc. in Sub-Saharan Africa especially Ghana and Nigeria.

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