IPCB ends four- day capacity training for investigators


November 23, 2018

By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma

The Independent Police Complaint Board (IPCB) last Friday, 16th November, ended a four-day capacity building training course for civilian police oversight investigators at their IPCB headquarters, New England Ville in Freetown.

Speaking at the end of the workshop, Emerlin George, Board Secretary, IPCB, said the board was moving into another level by bringing personnel together for better service.

She thanked participants and expressed hope that the investigative skills they learnt for the training would be put into practice.

“On behalf of IPCB, thank you very much for coming and I hope that when you go back to your various stations/job locations, you will pass on the idea that you have learnt to better your practice,’’ Emerlin George  said.

He thanked the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as they have been very helpful in funding their work.

On his part, UNDP Rule of law Project Manager, Walter –Neba, said the essence of the four days training cannot be overemphasised in any democratic dispensation.

He said investigators were provided the necessary ingredient to ensure that things were done with the ethics on their professional guiding principles.

One of the participants, Sergeant Musa Conteh, said the four days training has capacitated them on human rights and other issues and promised that he would transfer to others the knowledge gained from the training.