The Inspector General of Police has appointed Commissioner of Police, Lamin LK Bojang the head of the International Affairs Unit at the Gambia Police Force.
Commissioner Bojang holds a Master’s Degree in Managing Peace and Security in Africa from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and a BA in Development Studies and Political Science from the University of the Gambia, according to the GPF statement dated 30th September 2022.
Below is the full statement
The Office of the Inspector General of Police, acting under Section 54 of the Police Act. Vol IV, Laws of the Gambia, established the International Affairs Unit to enhance The GPF’s foreign relationship through engagements with police authorities and state services of all countries and International Organizations.
The Unit shall comprise the Peace Support Unit, Protocol and Ticketing, WAPIS, and AFRIPOL.
While a comprehensive Terms of Reference (TOR) is being drawn, the main function of the office will be to serve as a central national contact point of The GPF for international police cooperation.
Some of its functions will include:
• Ensuring smooth cooperation between the units of The GPF and foreign security forces and International Partners.
• Representing The GPF in bilateral, regional, and international police cooperation platforms.
• Managing diplomatic and other international relations of The GPF
• Undertake the management and operations of The GPF Peace Support Unit
• Facilitate cooperation and training in International Policing and Peacekeeping Operations
• Implementing deployments of GPF personnel to foreign missions
• Exchange of police information in the context of bilateral and international relations
To help set up the Unit, the Inspector General of Police has appointed Commissioner of Police, Lamin LK Bojang to head the new establishment.
Commissioner Lamin LK Bojang has a Master’s Degree in Managing Peace and Security in Africa from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He also has a BA in Development Studies and Political Science from the University of the Gambia.
Coming from a humble background, through hard work and determination; CP LK Bojang rose through the ranks to become the youngest Commissioner in the history of the Gambia Police Force.
Before his recent appointment as Commissioner of the International Affairs Unit, CP LK Bojang had served in various capacities in the Gambia Police Force. Key amongst the positions held include Deputy Commissioner Police Intervention Unit (PIU), Deputy Commissioner Operations-Police Headquarters, Deputy Commissioner Criminal Intelligence and Interpol Bureau, Officer Commanding (OC) PIU, OC Police Administration, OC Community Policing, Officer-in-Charge of Peacekeeping Unit, Mobile Traffic Unit, Serrekunda Division, Fraud Squad, Serious Crime Unit, and Acting Station Officer among a host of others. In all of these positions, CP LK Bojang served with professional diligence and commitment in the service of The Gambia.
Apart from his impressive service at the national level, CP LK Bojang also served in the international arena as a Peacekeeper with the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operations in Darfur for a period of about eight years (2010- 2018), as an Operations Officer, Head of Reporting Unit, Deputy Sector Commander and Acting Sector Commander.
CP LK Bojang’s passion for security has motivated him to pursue several training and studies at both national and international levels. These include Security Sector Reform, Managing Public Uprising in Africa, Combating Transnational Crime, Peace Operations, Basic Humanitarian Operations, Security Zone Warden, Leadership, Advance Intelligence, and many more.
Apart from his professional career, he served as Taskforce Vice President- Gambia Police Force Sports Department, Member of the Association of Authors and Writers, Sports Minister UTG, Deputy PRO Movement for Positive Action and Change ( mPAC )-UTG), Founding Member of ACTIVISTA-Gambia, Freelance Journalist Independent Newspaper, Chairperson Sector Central Police Women Network among others.
With his wealth of experience, it is hoped that the new unit will flourish to bring the needed improvement in both the human and material capacity of the Gambia Police Force.
The Office of The Inspector General of police and the entire Senior Management wishes to congratulate and wish him a successful tenure of office.
Source: GPF, 30th September 2022