138 police officers promoted to senior ranks
Today we witnessed the decoration ceremony of 138 officers to senior officer ranks, ranging from Cadet ASP to Commissioner of police. The prompted officers includes 28 Cadet ASP, 48 ASP, 13 DSP, 19 SP, 13 CSP, 10 ACP, 5 DCP and 2 CP.
In what was a low key ceremony due to the covid19 pandemic and the need for adherence to social distancing regulations, officers were decorated in three separate sets at the police HQ conference Hall.
In his remarks, the Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdoulie Sanyang reminded officers that promotion comes along with additional responsibilities and higher expectations. He congratulated the newly promoted officers and implored on them to uphold the highest sense of professionalism at all times.
The Inspector General of Police Alhagie Mamour Jobe, started by thanking the Government through His Excellency the President for creating the enabling environment.
He informed that the promotion of 138 officers at a single ceremony is historical and record high since the inception of the GPF.
IGP Jobe challenged the newly promoted officers to take up responsibility and perform their duties without fear or favor. He encourage them to exercise diligence and professionalism in serving the Gambian public. He maintained that from now on promotion will be performance based. He ended up with expressing gratitude to the Government, the ministry of interior, and PSC for the support in making this day a reality.
Delivering remarks on behalf of the Honorable Minister of Interior, Mr Ngorr Secka, Adviser to the minister, stated that the promotion of officers came at a critical time when there is an ongoing security sector reform.
The goal of the ministry of interior is to create a responsive, effective and efficient police force. Training, Encouragement and Motivation of officers is a means to achieving such goals. He concluded by congratulating the decorated officers.
The vote of thanks was delivered by newly decorated Commissioner of Police Amie Nyassi.