10 police officers complete digital forensic  training

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By Mohamed J Kargbo

Director of Crime Services of the Sierra Leone Police, Joseph Ibrahim Lahai, on Thursday, February 2nd, told newsmen that, on 25th January, 2024, ten police officers from the Scientific and Forensic Department officially completed a digital forensic training.

 He said the training would help them be inclined in doing forensic analysis and how to operate forensic machines.

He said the Sierra Leone Police was working very hard for the country and that and they want to see the police moving forward and compete with other police organisations across the world.

He said  before the  officers completed the training, the Chinese Government, through the leadership of the Inspector General of Police, provided the department with expensive and efficient instrument that have  been installed at Kingtom, to help them to find things that the naked eyes couldn’t see at a crime scene.

He said  they can also run a scan on finger prints which would help to speed investigation, adding that the training would not only be limited to 10 officers, but would be extended to others across the country.

 Because of the exemplary performance of the peace keeping force in different countries, he said they were pleased that the Sierra Leone Police is being contacted to send more personnel to different parts of the world.

He said countries like Hatti and South Sudan were requesting for them to send senior officers to go and help build up their police systems.

He disclosed that government has approved that the Sierra Leone Police sends attachés to the Mano River countries and other nations across the globe.

The Regional Operations Officer, CSP Brima Bangura, also provided update on the situation in the Freetown East, where he said the general security situation remains relatively peacefully, quiet and calm.

 He said the region maintains robust day and night crime prevention and confidence building patrol within the entire region, monitoring the general security situation on 24-hour basis.

He also said that the regional commander and some stakeholders like the Internal Affairs Minister, have advised all those doing business and those with illegal structures along the Kissy Petroleum Terminal, to relocate to other areas, as  the government will at any  demolish those makeshift structures to avoid future disasters.

CSP Brima also noted that they were fighting hard to curb the intake of Kush, Tramadol, Cannabis sativa and other harmful drugs among youth.

He said the Regional Anti-Drug team and divisional operational teams are making successful stories by demolishing, arresting and prosecuting those arrested to court.

He also made mention of the arrested of  four  men with five shotguns and various military camouflages, without any lawful authorisation at Waterloo, adding that the matter has been transferred to the CID headquarters for further investigations,

He said they also arrested a man around Old Wharf who was impersonating to be a military personnel and he was in police custody.

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