“POLICE ACCUSED OF MALTREATMENT, DETENTION” - FOROYAA
“KNOW THE TRUE STORY” Police PRO Kujabi
The Gambia Police Force is appalled at the above sensational headline of a story published on the Monday 18 December 2017 edition of the FOROYAA newspaper. The headline is not only misleading but the story is not a true reflection of what exactly happened....
HELLO MR PRESIDENT....
More Grease to the Elbows of Our Police....
According to reports, three men have been remanded in custody for taking part in the illegal stripping and beating of a suspected thief. This action was also captured on video which went viral on the Internet....
Many rights' activists condemned the use of mob justice and called on the Gambia Police Force to launch an investigation with a view to bringing the culprits to book as we are living in an era of the Rule of Law. The Police did not disappoint.
The professionalism and the investigative prowess of the Gambia Police Force has once again been established. This shows that the GPF is serious about fighting crime and ensuring that we live in a crime-free society. This is indeed commendable.
I want to use this opportunity to express profound thanks to our gallant police officers [both men and women] for the swift action taken to right the wrong done to this unidentified individual. No matter the crime, no one deserves the inhumane treatment meted out to that individual. So, it is good that the police have identified and captured the perpetrators of this heinous act.
Mr President, this action of our gallant police reveals that given the necessary resources, our police can indeed be very effective in the fight against crime of all types. All resources means a good and reasonable paycheck which will make them less vulnerable to succumbing to bribes and other forms of illicit incentives.
Again, the necessary tools include enough vehicles with adequate fuel supply to ensure that they can be mobile at all times so as to swiftly reach crime scenes. This is essential.
Mr President, considering the nature of crimes now, it would be prudent for our police officers to be armed so that they are not at a disadvantage when they tackle crimes.
The other tool needed by the police to do their work effectively and efficiently is professional training. In fact, the police force should no longer be seen as a last resort. People think that when you can't find a job anywhere else, you join the force. This perception should change.
Being a police officer is a noble venture because it has to do with saving lives and properties. Nothing can be nobler, or more important. Hail the police!
Thank you Gambia Police Force!
Have a Good Day Mr President....
Tha Scribbler Bah
A Concerned Citizen
"Women and girls should be encouraged to explain their perspective on events and given the time needed to fully share their experiences"
Interesting stuff on the ground, participants writing down secrets on a piece of paper, and individually guessing who wrote what secret. https://t.co/uC5q6ydGGF
After the break, we now get on to a presentation on "investigating and prosecuting harmful practices against girls by Momodou Mballow.
EX UNAMID POLICE R&R COORDINATOR APPOINTED INSPETOR GENERAL OF GAMBIA POLICE FORCE
Mr. Landing Kinteh who until May 2017 was Cordinator of UNAMID Police Reform... and Restructuring (R&R), a position he held for four years was on 19 June 2017, appointed Inspector General (IGP) of Gambia Police Force.
UNAMID Police Senior Management and all IPOs congratulates IGP Kinteh for his appointment and wish him a very successful tenure of office.
ACP MARIE GOMEZ PASSED AWAY
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Marie Gomez of The Gambia Police Force has died this morning. The sad event occurred today Friday 14 July, 2017 after a long illness. Supt. Gomez served as Officer Commanding Personnel at the Police Headquarters before her illness.
Please join us to wish her family and the entire members of The Gambia Police Force to have the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Funeral prayers will be held at her residence in Bakau ...on Saturday 15 July and interment will follow at 10.00am
May her soul rest in peace.
Credit: CP Paa Amady Jallow currently in UK
Wrapped up my engagements for this week with a meeting with the new police chief Landing Kinteh. Mr Kinteh brings with him extensive experience that will be very useful to the country when it comes to the reform agenda. Wishing you all a happy weekend.
MEET THE NEW IGP
1. Attended Gambia High School
2. Studied LLB Usman Dan Fodio University in Nigeria....
3. Studied LLM in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice from the UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX.
4. Barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Courts Of The Gambia
5. Served two UN Missions
He is a career Police Prosecutor having served as Chief of Police Prosecutions and Legal Affairs for almost a decade.
ALL THE BEST OF THE LUCK IN YOUR NEW ASSIGNMENT.
Gambia Police Force bids farewell to Mr Yankuba JN Sonko for an illustrious career in the force panning for over a period of 30 years. He is deserves an applause from all and sundry. Former IGP Sonko is now redeployed to the Foreign Servce. He is replaced by Commissioner Landing Kinteh
THE GAMBIA POLICE FORCE IS AT WORK.
The Gambia Police Force is beginning to win people's heart by working day in day out to keep the country safe. This is evide...nt as of their recent engagements.
To that effect, I wish to congratulate the Police and equally hope they maintain high standards of professionalism.
Let's take part in community policing. The Police are partners in development...
Once again keep it up and keep the country safe.