On Monday 1st July 2019 the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority – SLRSA commenced training for its 4th batch of recruit into the Safety and Enforcement Wing of the Authority since the establishment of that Unit by an Act of Parliament in 2003.
Giving an overview of the training curriculum, Chief Superintendent of Police CSP Litto Lamin Commandant and Vice Principal of the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy – (SILEA) said the training will focus on 10 thematic areas which are: Role, Responsibilities and Duties of a Road Safety Corp; the Legal Framework of Road Traffic Laws and Regulations of Sierra Leone, Examining Global Road Safety Trends, looking at the 5 Thematic Pillars in the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety, Issues relating to investigative Role of a Road Safety Corp, Evidence Recording and Report Writing more so in a court of law, Professional Conduct of Road Safety Corps vis-a-vis relationship with other security forces, Contemporary Issues that centre on Human Rights and the Rule of Law among other topics.
CSP Lamin said the 150 recruits at the end of the 8 weeks training would be assessed and graded based on their performances on the exams and drills and all grades would be handed over the SLRSA Management.
He expressed his sincere gratitude to the Board and Management of the SLRSA on behalf of the Sierra Leone Police and SILEA Administration for considering the SLP to do the training. He assured that they will deliver to the best of their abilities.
Mr. Sheikh Bawoh Chairman Board of Directors Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority said the training is part of governments’ agenda for Human Development Capacity.
Mr. Bawoh said the new administration at SLRSA is working relentlessly in strengthening the already existing mutual working relationship between the SLRSA and the SLP.
He urged the recruit/trainees to abide by the laid down rules set by the SILEA Admin and its instructors.
“You must always be the torch bearers of the SLRSA and make the institution great again,” he said.
Mr. Ibrahim Sannoh Deputy Executive Director SLRSA on behalf of his boss Mr. David Panda-Noah expressed his sincere gratitude to the Sierra Leone Police for accepting the offer to train the 4th Batch of Recruits into the Safety and Enforcement Wing of the Authority after almost a decade.
Mr. Sannoh equated the work of Road Safety Corps to that of a medical doctor that involves protection of life.
Integrity, self-respect and dedication to service, Mr. Sannoh said are the basic tenets of a professional law enforcer. He admonished the 150 recruits to imbibe the culture of integrity and professionalism during and after the training process.
Mr. Joseph Osman Dauda and Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG Sahr Richard Marka Director Human Resource and Training, and Director Human Resource and Admin for SLP and SLRSA respectively made meaningful contribution.
About 150 Sierra Leoneans who successfully went through the Recruitment process are currently at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy formerly the Sierra Leone Police Training School and the training is expected to last for 8 weeks.