The Sierra Leone Police through its Training Directorate has organized a three-day training for senior police investigators to upgrade their skills with contemporary crime investigations.

The training commence on May 14th and will end on May 16th, and is organized at the Senior Officer’s, Kingtom and will be covering topics such as Criminal Modus Operandi System, Contemporaneous Interview Skills, Lapses in Evidence Management, Ethics & Values / Professionalism, Managing Change & Leadership Skills etc.

During the opening ceremony on 14th May 2024, the Director of Training – ACP Esther Kaintor-Dukuray – admonished participants on the need for the training as she called on them to bring their experience in the discussions as no one has monopoly over knowledge.

She continued by assuring them of the facilitators’ expertise which would be passed on to them and closed by extending courtesy from the police management.

Giving the overview of the training, DSP Meilah Bangura opined that the facilitators include: himself, ACP Esther Kaintor-Dukuray, RPG Roberts, CSP Joan M.S. Bull (Esq), and CSP Zizer (Esq). He further noted that the training contents were developed to enable officers meet with current investigations trend as he hoped the participants will later, transmit their improved skills to junior officers working under their supervision.

Before the training commenced, the Regional Crime Officer Freetown-West DSP Mohamed Amara led participants into establishing ground rules for the sessions and the Crime Officer Aberdeen Division, D/ASP Patricia Korona later gave a vote of thanks on behalf of all participants for the wisdom of Police Management to organize such training