This Weekendâ€¦ 100 Police Officers off to Ghana
One hundred police officers including women will be leaving this weekend for Accra (Ghana) on pre-deployment training at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre.
On Friday this week, sixty personnel left and the remaining forty will leave the following Sunday.
Speaking to journalists, the Director of Media and Public Relations, Ibrahim Samura said the training will commence on Monday the 5th of July and will end on the 16th July and are expected back home on the 18th for onward deployment in Dafour, Sudan.
He recalled that the SLP has been participating in peace keeping missions since 2004 when seven officers including women left Sierra Leone for Haiti, saying that as a result of their good performance in 2007, the Department of Peacekeeping Mission in New York increased the SLP representation to twenty.
However, this number was also tripled in 2009. High profiled police officers like the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Oliver Somassa, AIG Kadie Fakondoh, Chief Supt Kalia Sesay and Supt Brima Jah are presently serving in prominent positions in the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission (UNAMID) in Dafour and the African Union Peace Keeping Mission (AMISOM) in Somalia.
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