5th Batch of FPU left for AMISOM
Police Headquarters, George Street Freetown, Tuesday 29, March, 2022 In a colourful ceremony, the Deputy Internal Affair Minister, Lahai Lawrence Leema, Chairman on Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Internal Affair, Hon Kanneh, the Executive Management Board (EMB) and senior members of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) have bid farewell to the fifth batch of the Form Police Unit (FPU) Contingent who will be leaving the shores of the country for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday 30th March 2022.
According to the interior deputy minister, the officers have gone through rigorous training in both weaponry and tactics and that what is expected off them at theatre to fly the Green, White and Blue flag is character.
"In upholding character, key things you must abide by is tasks and responsibilities, don't speak when it is not necessary or you are not required to, maintain team spirit and discipline," he said, noting that any negative conduct would not only tell on an individual but the SLP and the country.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Ambrose Michael Sovula disclosed that the officers in their contributions to global peace will represent three things which he said includes their family name, the SLP as an institution and Sierra Leone.
Any misconduct he said would negatively tell on these three things and therefore urged them to be cautious and maintain high professionalism.
He commended and appreciated President Bio for prioritizing the police.
Head of Peacekeeping Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) John Tumbe discloses that 307 officers were initially selected and that after scrutiny in weapon handling, firing, driving, physical and medical tests, 187 sailed through.
16 he said have gone ahead while the remaining 144 that would round the figure up to 160 will be leaving on Wednesday.
30 he went on to say have been set aside to replace anyone among the 160 as and when the need arises.
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