In a bid to assess the performance of recruits in training, the Inspector General of Police, Mr William Fayia Sellu on Saturday 21st January 2023, witnessed the second-day rehearsal at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy (SILEA), Hastings Campus.

After an impressive performance by both the recruits and the trainers, Mr Sellu addressed the officers on the nature of policing as a disciplined organisation that has the mandate to maintain internal security.

Applauding their level of preparedness, Sellu said, “with such level of performance, very soon a date will be communicated to the Commandant with regard to your passing out, though there are few corrections on your steps which can be addressed by your Drill Instructors.”

He furthered that personnel should be time conscious as they have been taught about time management based on their daily activities at the training school for them to adapt to the system.

The IGP strongly admonished them on the issue of narcotic drugs as seven (7) Police Officers had recently been dismissed from the police and then charged to court to face criminal actions.

IGP Sellu advised all and sundry to be loyal to the organisation and not him and thanked the instructors and the recruits for an impressive display of performance.

The Inspector General’s also inspected the Formed Police Unit Operations Room at SILEA, as the assessment team will soon arrive in Sierra Leone to conduct the final assessment on the fifth contingent of the Sierra Leone Formed Police Unit to be deployed to Somalia.