By Nelson Manneh
Thirty-eight officers from the Police Intervention Unit graduated as the first batch of the newly established unit known as the Special Intervention Unit.
They graduated at a ceremony held at the PIU grounds on Thursday 15th July 2021, following their completion of two weeks of intensive training in Public Order Management.
The training was conducted and funded by the German Police Support Team in The Gambia and aimed at equipping participants with tactical skills in Public Order Management, thus consolidating the gains already registered in policing a democracy.
Momodou Sowe the Deputy Inspector General of Police expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude to the German Police Support Team and the Government of Germany for their continuous support and partnership.
He charged the graduates to put into good use the knowledge and skills acquired thus ensuring efficient service delivery.
The German Police Support Team (GPST) on Friday 23rd July 2021, also officially handed over a total of thirteen Traffic Investigation Backpacks and thirteen Stop signs to the Mobile Traffic Unit at Kanifing marking the end of the training on Traffic Management and other related issues.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police, Lamin King Kolley expressed appreciation and gratitude for the gesture describing it as timely.
The delivery of the items forms part of a training package by the German Police on Traffic Management conducted in partnership with the Baden-Württemberg Police and the Gambia Police Force, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.