The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police East Al-Sheik Kamara has appealed to the inhabitants of the region to cooperate with the police on security matters.
The AIG East made this statement while addressing Journalists in Kenema city where he disclosed that the police are presently facing logistics constraints which he says are hampering the robust response to issues or threats to national security not only in the city but in the region.
AIG Kamara described most of their equipments as obsolete an insufficient material to serve the institution in carrying out efficient and effective exercises like regular patrols, border patrols to reflect the Force for Good.
The AIG described the relationship between the Police and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (SLAF) as cordial and positive, this he says is manifested in many ways in the region as the public usually see the police and the army doing things in common in this part of the country.
He cited police involvement in military activities as indication to measure the strength of their relationship. Police he added are responsible for providing internal security while the army is in charge of external security.
The AIG East Al-Sheik Kamara expressed dissatisfaction that criminals in the region are now in the habit of attacking police personnel while on routine security checking especially those on night duty.
He issued a strong warning to those involved in such habit to stop forth with or risk themselves facing the full force of the law, adding that the police will not take it easy with anybody that is caught in such habit.
AIG Kamara called on all and sundry to embrace the community policing in their region.
He called on the public to adequately inform the police of any happening in the communities of security threat.