Police in Top Gear to Ensure National Peace and Security

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By Amin Kef (Ranger)

Sources from the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) have confirmed the implementation of robust security measures to maintain peace and tranquility across the country. The SLP has reiterated its support for peaceful protests but insists that specific criteria and procedures must be followed to obtain permission.

According to the Public Order Act, organizers of a protest must write to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) requesting clearance. “If we receive a letter addressed to the IGP we will then invite the organizers to a roundtable discussion, map out the route and agree on specific terms. This way, in case of any breach of agreement, we will have accountable parties,” explained a senior Police Officer. He noted that recent planned protests have often been organized by faceless individuals on social media, lacking proper authorization.

The Police Officer emphasized that as the moral guarantors of law and order, the SLP will not yield to unauthorized protests, citing the events of June 19, 2024, as a case study. He assured the public that the Police Force is fully prepared to enforce law and order to ensure the continued peace and tranquility in the country.

It was underscored that the SLP remains committed to safeguarding public safety and security before, during, and after June 19, 2024, emphasizing their readiness to address any potential disruptions.


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