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The Head of Communications and Media in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Supt. Brima Kamara on Thursday 18th October 2018 disclosed that the law enforcement institution would be recruiting one thousand (1000) applicants for the 2019 police recruitment programme.
GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE SIERRA LEONE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL
- be citizens of the Republic of Sierra Leone
- be between 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application
iii have attempted the west African secondary school certificate (WASSCE) or general certificate of education ordinary level (GCE o’ level) examination with at least two credits.
- submit a west Africa examination council (waec) scratch card to enable us to verify their examination results.
- submit an authentic birth certificate or certified affidavit in lieu of birth certificate and three (3) recent passport-sized full face pictures.
- pass the police entrance examination in English language, mathematics, and general paper.
vii. applicants must produce supportive documents in respect of their areas of specialty.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AS DISCLOSED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT
According to Supt. Brima Kamara, the objective of the recruitment is to replace the retirees and would-be retires whose days are numbered in the SLP, noting that applicants for recruitment into the Force should be legible for short-listing and must have three credits in the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), including the two core subjects – Mathematics and English or four credits in NCTVA.
Applicants, he said, must be within the ages of 18-35 and must be physically fit, mentally sound and medically fit and must be ready and prepared for 2 to 10 weeks police training.
“Allowances will be provided at the training school for trainees,” assured Supt. Kamara. He, however, emphasized that successful applicants must pass the professional police entrance examination followed by an interview.
Pregnant women, Supt. Kamara said, are encouraged not to apply because they would be booted out even during the course of training when their pregnancy is discovered, adding that application forms can only be accessible at the police website www.police.gov.sl for which he urged all interested applicants to visit the site and obtain their forms.
Meanwhile, the public has vehemently condemned a section of the application form requiring tribe of the applicant which many people believe promotes ethnicity.
SIERRA LEONE POLICE TO RECRUIT 1,000
In a well-attended police press conference held at their headquarters on Thursday 18 October 2018, the Police Media One ASP Brima Kamara updated Members of the Fourth Estate that the Sierra Leone Police is targeting to recruit 1,000 Sierra Leoneans that are within the age bracket of 18-35 at the time of recruitment.
ASP Kamara further updated this press that one should have 3 credits in WASSCE including Mathematics and English, or 4 credits in NCTVA, to be legible for the Sierra Leone Police exam and shortlisting.
“The essence of such massive recruitment is to replace retirees or would be retirees. In addendum to the set criteria, applicants must be physically fit, mentally sound and medically fit and should be ready for police training ranging from 2-10 weeks.
Allowances will be provided at the PTS for training personnel. It is a must to pass the professional entrance Sierra Leone police exam before an individual is short listed for an interview before joining the Sierra Leone police department.
Pregnant women are not encouraged to apply, even if anyone is found pregnant during the course of training, would be immediately released”, presented ASP Kamara.
This Medium was also intimated by the well composed Media One that the Sierra Leone Police, pays based on the qualifications attained by police officers, adding that the requirement needed of specialists is just to attempt the WASSCE.
In a nutshell, ASP Brima Kamara with a smiling face announced the Application Website of the SLP www.police.gov.sl and urged those that are interested to visit their web page and apply As Soon As Possible (ASAP), as the closing date for applications is 31 October 2018.
However, subsequent updates on this relevant national issue will be published by this Newspaper.
Sierra Leone News: 1,008 SLP recruits graduate from Sierra Leone Police Training School
The Sierra Leone Police on Friday 2 February 2018 held its 2017 passing out ceremony of 1,008 recruits at the Sierra Leone police Training School.
The ceremony took place at the Sierra Leone Police Training School on Hasting in Freetown.
The 1,008 personnel were among a total of 2,383 personnel recruited in 2017. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Richard Moigbe, said the process started in 2014 but was stopped because of the Ebola virus noting that the second set of the 2,383 recruits were presently undergoing on-the-job training.
The IGP disclosed that 28% of the 1,008 recruits were university graduates who took the Sierra Leone Police Exam to join the Sierra Leone police Department. There were also specialist recruits in the batch: 5 medical doctors, 2 lawyers, 2 engineers. These were decorated with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
I.G Moigbe said university graduates will be considered for promotion in due course. He described this batch of recruits as a unique group.
President Ernest Bai Koroma, in his keynote address, said when he assumed office in 2007, he made a commitment to support development programs in the Sierra Leone Police department.
According to him, this was because the police are an integral part of the nation’s development. He talked about the interventions the government has instituted to equip the police for better service delivery.
Among these were staff welfare, managing trade, and capacity building. Also efforts in promoting women’s empowerment in the police as there were women in the police who hold key decision-making positions both at the national and managerial level.
He also pointed out that even the physically challenged are given employment opportunities and they play a very important role in the execution of the services of the police. EBD/3/2/18
By Edna Browne-Dauphine
Monday, February 05, 2018.
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The government of Sierra Leone is recruiting over 1,000 cadets in the ongoing Sierra Leone Police Recruitment 2019-2020. Applications are available online.