Mayor of Freetown, Her Worship Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr visited Metropolitan Police at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at Hastings.

On her statement, she expressed her thanks and appreciations to the entire team as they are coming to the end of the training.

Her Worship was accompanied by Chief Superintendent John Lassayo; Head of Metropolitan Police, ASP Dalton Taylor; Director of Trainings, Councillor Thomas C. Pearce of Ward 438 and other people from Freetown City Council (FCC).

“It was a great pleasure to visit FCC Metropolitan Police trainees today at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at Hastings.

Now in the 6th week of an 8-week programme, the 50 candidates are close to starting their new careers as Metropolitan Police officers at Freetown City Council. I was honoured to review the parade, conduct the inspection and address the candidates. I am very grateful for the Sierra Leone Police’s support in facilitating the training and for the warm welcome I received from the Academy’s excellent staff.

As the first cohort of Metropolitan Police officers to be recruited and trained since 2010, this group will increase the Force’s capacity to monitor and enforce the City’s bylaws and to respond to residents’ concerns. The reorganisation and expansion of the City’s Metropolitan police force is one of many measures to improve service delivery and quality of life for Freetonians, and reflects FCC’s continued commitment to #TransformFreetown.” – Her Worship Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr wrote on her official Facebook page.

When she was voted in as Mayor of Freetown in 2018, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr planned to promote and increase the efficiency of Metropolitan Police by providing the necessary materials. Under Her Leadership, 50 Sierra Leoneans were recruited and are presently on the 6th week of their training programme at Hastings. This will enhance efficiency in the operation of Metropolitan Police in the Municipality of Freetown.