The Inspector General of Police, Mr William Fayia Sellu on Tuesday 24th January 2023 hosted the Canadian Counsel in Sierra Leone, His Excellency Kofi Macauley at his George Street office in Freetown.
Glen Pereira, the First Secretary, and the Liaison Officer revealed that this is the second time he is visiting Sierra Leone and he promised to offer training opportunities to the Sierra Leone Police as he has done before for other security officers and reaffirmed his commitment to support the police in the area of capacity building for its personnel.
He said as the liaison officer for West Africa, especially for Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ghana, he is looking at cross-border related offences such as smuggling, human trafficking, and transnational organized related offences.
He stated that he is willing to assist the SLP with further training and any future investigations relating to canadian
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Mr Kofi said, “today’s training (referring to an ongoing Canadian sponsored training at the Police Academy) is centred around prosecution, human trafficking, and smuggling”, all in a bid to broaden the wider spectrum of personnel on the issues surrounding transnational related offences and he credited a pending threat looming in Burkina Faso.n
He pleaded with IGP Fayia Sellu for assistance in the event Canada has any common activities linked to Sierra Leone in the future.
In his response to the Canadian Counsel, Mr Sellu appreciated the Canadian Consul and Mr Glen Pereira for his recognition, noting that training is paramount to capacitating personnel in the SLP and to curb human trafficking and smuggling at the border.
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He concluded by stating that the SLP has long-stand relationship with the diplomatic Consul which he vowed to maintain.
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