The Sierra Leone Police has on Thursday 6th October, 2022 ended a two days data quality and protection training on the West Africa Police Information System commonly referred to as “WAPIS”, which started on Wednesday 5th October, 2022.

This two (2) days training was conducted for selected Police Officers in Bo in order to support the National Crime Monitoring System in Sierra Leone.

During the opening courtesy, the Local Unit Commander, Bo East Division Chief Superintendent of Police Mrs. Sia Bernadette Sandi on behalf of her Division welcomed the WAPIS team from Freetown and extended thanks to the Executive Management Board (EMB) for approving the project and assured that the support needed from her Division, will be given always.

LUC encouraged the trainees to pay much attention so that they will be able to understand the concept being thought for the purpose of adequate and accurate service delivery during the cause of their duties.

On the part of the trainers, the Quality Assurance Officer and Deputy Dacore Manager at the Criminal Investigations Department – Police Headquarters, Freetown, D/Cpl 10350 Samuel Milton Serry revealed that WAPIS is a separate body just as the Cyber unit, all working under the Scientific Support Unit of the SLP responsible to capturing digitalized security information which include Biometric, Bio-Data, Photograph, Case reference and Family details of all charged suspects to court.

He added that the Executive Management Board (EMB) of the Sierra Leone Police Force is thankful for the introduction of the WAPIS system and wishes to be on top of it in line with International standards.

“I am encouraging you all to treat this training with all seriousness and be rest assured that you will get the best from us as the facilitators,” he said.

The newly transferred Regional Crime Officer-South D/DSP John Roland Saffa considered the training as timely and gave confidence to the WAPIS training team that CID will give its fullest support.

He implored the beneficiaries of the training to be effective and efficient after the training session.

The introduction of WAPIS and the training of Police personnel to properly operate the system speaks volume of the fact that the Inspector General of Police Mr. William Fayia Sellu cares for and he’s conscious and passionate about sustainable development and the well-being of every department in the Sierra Leone Police.