The Inspector General of the Sierra Leone police, Brima Acha Kamara has taken six years as head of The Sierra Leone police since he was appointed I.G o the 1st June, 2003 under the erstwhile Tejan Kabba led government.
Interacting with press men at the usual police press briefing held yesterday at the Police Head Quarters, I.G intimated that he has been able to rebrand the police Force with the support of the battery of hard working officers he has been blessed with. He particularly commended the effort of A.I.G Kadie Fakondor for working assiduously towards career development within the police force.
The police boss vowed to create more room for women in the force particularly those that are educated to a higher level. He revealed that during the recent police passing out that was held at the police training school at Hastings over the week end all those new police women with Higher Teachers Certificates and Degrees were straight away promoted to the position of Sergeant.
Explaining the plethora of challenges he has been through his tenure as head of the force during the past six years he achieved a lot because he believed in himself and that has propelled him through difficult times.
Highlighting some of the achievement he has made as a police boss over the past six years under two different governments, I.G stated that the SLP was able to police two successful presidential elections in 2004 and 2007 in addition to two local council elections in the country.
He further noted that a considerable infrastructural improvement has been made at the King tom police barracks and other areas within the country.
The I.G applauded the media for the litany of constructive criticisms that were unleashed on him by certain media practitioners