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GIIS Donates Security Equipment to The Gambia Police Force

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Deputy IGP Receiving Donated Items At The Police Headquarters in Banjul

By Ramatoulie Jawo

The Gambia Guardian Intelligence and Investigative Services (GIIS), on Thursday, April 4, 2024, presented a range of security gadgets to the Gambia police force during a ceremony held at the police headquarters in Banjul.

The primary aim of this initiative is to equip security officers with modern tools for crime investigations and the management of crime scenes.

The donated items encompass a variety of essential equipment, such as evidence bags, crime scene markers, cameras for capturing crime scene imagery, shoe covers, DNA and blood sampling tools, as well as footprint casting frames. Additionally, the donation includes blood-revealing agents, crime scene management tools, and police body cameras for interrogation, investigation, and witness statements, among other valuable resources.

Speaking on behalf of The Gambia Guardian Intelligence and Investigative Services, Omar Tunkara expressed pride in contributing forensic and investigative equipment to enhance crime scene management, evidence collection, and investigations within The Gambia.

“These are some of the reasons why we are donating this forensic and investigative equipment to help enhance the way crime scenes, evidence gathering and investigations are handled,” he said.

He further emphasized that their organization operates as a non-profit, dedicated to making a meaningful contribution to national development. He expressed their pride in actively participating and contributing to the nation’s advancement.

Accepting the items on behalf of the Inspector General’s office, Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP) Modou Sowe conveyed gratitude for the donation, emphasizing the significant impact it will have on their operational capabilities and effectiveness in crime management.

“Indeed, we are in the 21st century, in which it is science and technology that leads so it is imperative that we catch up with science and technology in order to do what is required of us yes, most of the works we do is old-fashioned; it is required that we get into the science and technology arena as well,” he said.

Recognizing the importance of modernization, Deputy IGP Sowe highlighted the necessity for law enforcement to keep pace with advancements in science and technology. He underscored the equipment’s importance in modernizing and reforming police services to better serve the Gambian population.

Encouraging responsible stewardship of the donated gadgets, Deputy IGP Sowe urged the police force to utilize them effectively to enhance their service delivery to the community.

Furthermore, he called upon other philanthropic organizations to invest in the security sector, emphasizing the collective responsibility in bolstering the nation’s security apparatus.

The Gambian Guardian Intelligence and Investigative Service is an organization that strives to help improve security, complement the government’s efforts in the reformation of their criminal justice system, and make sure justice is given to whom it is due.

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