Office of the IGP
Inspector-General of Police
I must state that I am greatly indebted to God Almighty for sparing my life and guiding me throughout my journey in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP). I am today the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police because somebody appointed me to serve in this capacity.
It is for this reason that I owe it a duty to gratefully thank His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Brigadier Retired Dr. Julius Maada Bio for the confidence reposed in me by appointing me to serve as the Inspector General of Police. It is a huge honour and privilege which I accept with utmost humility.
To be given the responsibility to serve your nation in the capacity as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer speaks volume of the trust and confidence the President of the Republic has in you.
Like most people have confided in me that I am taking over the mantle of leadership of the SLP at very difficult and trying times; given that general elections are just around the corner and the publics’ confidence in the organisation is at an all-time low.
For those who have followed my track record in the SLP would attest to the fact that I am battle tested to tread through difficult terrains and come out with positive results. Throughout my professional career, I had both relied on my personal ingenuity and the support of others to achieve my objectives.
My administration is going to be centred on teamwork and joined-up leadership. I will seek to bring onboard all stakeholders both within and outside the SLP, to achieving the required results that would turn things around and thereby restore the confidence and trust of the public on the SLP.
Policing is done on three fronts: administration, operations, and investigations. I must admit that I inherited an administration that is fraught with many challenging issues. These challenges are not insurmountable, with the right leadership, strategy and direction.
My administration will therefore seek to achieve the following through policy review (update what is available), policy change/shift (radical departure from the status quo or what subsisted), policy formulation (create one where it is non-existent), and policy adherence (ensuring compliance):