A two-day conference on the successes and challenges of police reform in Sierra Leone is to be held next week at the Bintumani Hotel in Freetown. The programme is organized by the local human rights based NGO Forum of Conscience with the Centre for Law Enforcement Education-CLEEN Foundation based in Nigeria.
The two day conference on ‘Police Reform in Sierra Leone-Successes and Challenges’ is geared to facilitate dialogue between stakeholders on police and police reforming with accent on reviewing the on-going police reform in Sierra Leon which started from the year 2000 to date.
The sessions will deal with deliberate on issues including the effectiveness of the legislative framework for the Sierra Leone Police and successes and challenges of the SLP’s post conflict experiences.
The Director of the Forum of Conscience John Caulker will present a paper on the role of the civil society in the police reform process while the Centre for Law Enforcement Education-CLEEN Foundation will share its experiences in Justice Sector reform and policing in Nigeria.
The Minister of Internal Affairs Dauda Kamara is to officially open the conference and deliver the keynote address.
By Our Special Correspondent