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IGP’S FORCE FOR GOOD VISION ATTAINABLE BY 2015.
In a bid to transform the Gambia Police Force in to a professional and modernized force. The inspector General of Police with the support of his senior command have embarked on a vision aimed at making police a “ FORCE FOR GOOD” by 2015.
The initiative, which IGP Yankuba J.N Sonko began to implement since his assumption of office in March 2010, has put in place reforms that helped to modernize the force and improving on capacity building of its members.
The present police command under the directive of IGP Sonko have put in place a clear cut policy document (5-year strategic development plan),which began in 2010 to reflect on their aims and aspiration until 2015.
“FORCE FOR GOOD” vision geared towards making responsive to the needs and aspiration of the citizenry, to transform the force into a highly trained and skilled personnel and force that will be second to none in the sub-region and to guarantee the territorial integrity of this beloved nation. “In order to achieve these objective, we have instituted a unit tasked with responsibility of the implementation of policies in the strategic document.
Under the command and guidance of IGP Sonko, CP Sanyang revealed that more and more personnel have benefited and continue to get training within The Gambia, Ghana, Egypt, Sweden, Italy, Australia, UK, Botswana, USA and so on. “The recent departure of 10 Cadet officers to Ghana Police College is a clear manifestation of IGP‘s visionary leadership,” he mentioned.
GRADUATE RECRIUTMENT PROGRAMME.
The command began a recruitment last year aimed at employing more university graduates into the force. So far he added, more than 30 graduates are serving in various units of the force and plans are underway to recruit at least 120 graduates by 2015.
“Our efforts are geared towards complementing the efforts of His Excellency President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh whose has been very supportive to the Gambia Police Force. In the regular provision of vehicles that greatly helped to improve our mobility constrains. We are indeed grateful and will continue to demonstrate absolutely to loyalty to the president, “.
One of the IGP’s visions in the strategy document is to improve the living condition of entire personnel of the staff of the force. “In the light of this plans to construct /refurbish regional headquarters and residence for the police band are at an advance stage. In addition deem it necessary to satellite police post nationwide to complement the efforts of the major stations”. This initiative of bringing the police to the door step of the community has helped to reduce the crime rates across the country.