The Inspector General of Police (IGP) William Fayia Sellu has admonished recruits at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy at Hastings on professionalism and integrity.
He made this call during a conducted tour to 1000 recruits who will be passing out on the 14th February 2023. He cautioned the recruits that as much has been given to them, so much is expected from them while stressing the need for commitment and devotion to duty.
The Inspector General of Police informed the 757 males and 243 females that the process of capturing them into the Government Wage Bill has already begun. He was quick to state that no sooner they passed-out in February, their salary will be reflected at the end of that very February; noting that there should be value for money.
He also informed them that they will all have their official Identification Cards (ID Cards) before leaving the training school for duty at their various postings.
He called on them to be thinking and working towards what will keep them in the job with emphasis on Professionalism.
He therefore expressed optimism that the passing out would be an epoch making ceremony.
It could be recalled that between 3rd to 5th November 2022, the Directorate of Training received 1000 men and women to be trained as OSD personnel and these men and women have undergone rigorous training in various areas including blind striping and assembling of weapons in less than 2 minutes, public disorder response and armless self defence among others, to become professional police officers.