In a momentous event on January 1st, 2024, the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police, Mr. William Fayia Sellu, commended the stakeholders of Mile 13 for their heightened interest in security during the unveiling of the ultra-modern police post.
Mr. Sellu revealed plans, in collaboration with Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, to construct a police post between the Adonkia Division and Kent.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Sellu emphasized that the construction of the “Mile 13 Community Police Post” marked a significant milestone, bridging operational gaps. The fully equipped post includes personnel, patrol vehicles, and motorcycles, enhancing the overall security infrastructure.
Acknowledging the community’s role, Mr. Sellu stressed the importance of collaborative efforts with the police, urging citizens to share intelligence on suspicious activities.
He highlighted the potential involvement of community safety volunteers in future night patrols, defining it as a key aspect of community policing.
Chairman of the ceremony, Sheik Deen Turay, underscored the paramount importance of security for societal progress, affirming that the police presence guarantees safety in Mile 13 and its surroundings.
He called on the community to actively support the police by providing reliable intelligence.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Sylvester Momoh N. Koroma, the Regional Commander for Freetown West, disclosed that the newly inaugurated police post is staffed with 22 personnel, including Operational Support Division (OSD), Family Support Unit (FSU), and other specialized units.
Various speakers, including Hon. Ibrahim Kabba and Mr. Ansumana Idriss, highlighted the collaborative efforts that led to the successful construction of the police post.
The ceremony concluded with symbolic rituals such as pouring of libation, the cutting of the tape, and an inspection of the building to ensure effective operations.
Source: SLP MEDIA TEAM