In 2019… Police To Recruit 1000


By Thomas S. Kembay

The Head of Communications and Media in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Supt. Brima Kamara on Thursday 18th October, 2018 disclosed that the law enforcement institution would be recruiting one thousand (1000) applicants for the 2019 police recruitment programme.

According to Supt. Brima Kamara, the objective of the recruitment is to replace the retirees and would-be retires whose days are numbered in the SLP, noting that applicants for recruitment into the Force should be legible for short-listing and must have three credits in the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), including the two core subjects – Mathematics and English or four credits in NCTVA.

Applicants, he said, must be within the ages of 18-35 and must be physically fit, mentally sound and medically fit and must be ready and prepared for 2 to 10 weeks police training. “Allowances will be provided at the training school for trainees,” assured Supt. Kamara. He however emphasised that successful applicants must pass the professional police entrance examination followed by an interview.

Pregnant women, Supt. Kamara said, are encourage not to apply because they would be booted out even during the course of training when their pregnancy is discovered, adding that application forms can only be accessible at the police website for which he urged all interested applicants to visit the site and obtain their forms.

Meanwhile, the public has vehemently condemned a section of the application form requiring tribe of applicant which many people believe promotes ethnicity.