The Inspector General of Police, Abdoulie Sanyang, has ordered relocation of Farato, Piccadilly, and Brikama Nyambai police stations to a better and more suitable environment, fit for a police post within the same community.
IGP made this order at final phase of his nationwide tour of security installations across the country which was meant to avail the IGP first-hand information in assessing the working environment and conditions of service of personnel, promoting community participation in security and policing, and to strengthen cooperation between the police and sister security services.
“During the tour it came to the knowledge of the IGP that certain rented facilities been used as Police Posts are definitely not fit for purpose since some of them are not even with toilet facilities forcing officers to scavenge for places to ease themselves. In some instances, roofs and ceilings are leaking, making life and general policing uncomfortable for our personnel, especially during the raining season. It was also observed that despite the exorbitant rates being paid as rent for these facilities, landlords do little or nothing to improve such dilapidated facilities,” Police said.
“Based on this backdrop, the IGP has decided that Police Posts in Farato, Piccadilly, and Brikama Nyambai be relocated to a better and more suitable environment, fit for a police post within the same community.
Equally, he emphasised that regional police commands should quickly engage community members for the purpose of identifying suitable places for police services to be restored in those communities within the shortest possible time. The public is hereby re-assured that measures are also put in place to intensify constant patrols within such communities in order to curb crime and ensure safety and security for all,” this message was released from the Police Headquarter.