Police

The Sierra Leone Police – Response Summary

26 March – 26 June 2017

Services Reported I Paid a Bribe I Did not Pay a Bribe I Met an Honest Official General Actions Taken Specific Actions Taken
Bail 908 68 32 1.       The SLP Multi-Agencies checkpoints to conduct stakeholders meetings on the PNB Platform.  It has been discovered that some checkpoints are multi-agency checkpoints (Mile 38, Pamlap, Mange, Bandama, Nano Junction, Moala etc) These checkpoints operate alongside agencies like Timber Association, Veterinary Officers, National Revenue Authority, Office of  National Security, Traffic Wardens,  They all collect revenue on behalf of their organizations. This could be reported as bribes given to the police at these checkpoints. There is a need for a meeting of all these stakeholders which is SLP is now working on. Meeting is being planned.

2.       Regular parade briefs.  Force-wide sensitization. Staff rotation

 

 

1.       Issued Zero tolerance Administrative warning.

2.       Rotation of Regional and Divisional Traffic commanders in Bo district. Similar actions are being taken in Bombali district.

3.       Furthermore, personnel at the regions and divisions have been strongly admonished to desist from engaging in bribery and extortions or face dire consequences when found wanting. The situation is closely monitored for defaulting personnel.

Covering up Evidence 44 6 5
Harassment of… 63 13 11
Police Report and Investigation 329 35 48
Suspect Arrest 113 18 9
Traffic 3046 1402 185
Other 246 8 1
Total 4749 1550 291

The Sierra Leone Police – Response Summary

26 December 2016 – 26 March 2017

Services Reported I Paid a Bribe I Did not Pay a Bribe I Met an Honest Official General Actions Taken Specific Actions Taken
Bail 501 18 7 1.       The SLP Multi-Agencies checkpoints to conduct stakeholders meetings on the PNB Platform.  It has been discovered that some checkpoints are multi-agency checkpoints (Mile 38, Pamlap, Mange, Bandama, Nano Junction, Moala etc) These checkpoints operate alongside agencies like Timber Association, Veterinary Officers, National Revenue Authority, Office of  National Security, Traffic Wardens,  They all collect revenue on behalf of their organizations. This could be reported as bribes given to the police at these checkpoints. There is a need for a meeting of all these stakeholders which is SLP is now working on. This meeting will help to establish clearly defined roles.

2.       Target hardening by concentrating on hotspots and carrying out sting operations by the CDIID Pro-active wing.

3.       Regional Police Commanders urged to re-double their efforts in the fight against bribery and corruption.

1.       Reduction of illegal checkpoints within the south (9 illegal check points) and East (12 illegal checkpoints). B0/Koribondo, Bo/Matrru, Bo/Matotoka Highways & Blama/Bama Konta, Kenema/Zimmi. Kenema/Kailahun, Kenema/Tongo/Kono Highways. The Anti-Corruption Commission Coffey continue to monitor these areas to ensure that the checkpoints are not re-erected.

 

Covering up Evidence 13 4 4
Harassment of… 42 6 8
Police Report and Investigation 179 11 10
Suspect Arrest 76 8 7
Traffic 1665 233 153
Other 203 1 1
Total 2679 281 190

The Sierra Leone Police – Response Summary

26 September 2016 to 26 December 2016

Services Reported I Paid a Bribe I Did not Pay a Bribe I Met an Honest Official General Actions Taken Specific Actions Taken
Bail 529 43 26 1.       Summoned all crime Officers and Regional Police commanders to a meeting at the Police headquarters on the way forward on the reporting platform at the strategic level

2.       Sting operations at hotspots areas by CDIID Pro-active wing.

3.       Regional Police commanders to take ownership of the Pay No Bribe campaign i.e. Regional police commanders are to monitor traffic duties at various checkpoints and investigation departments

4.       Multi agencies checkpoints to conduct stakeholders meetings and on the PNB platform.

5.       Organize joint media programs on local FM radio stations at the piloted areas on sensitizations

1.       Reduction of illegal checkpoints from 23rd December 2016 to 12th January 2017 total of 21. Within the south (9 illegal check points) and East (12 illegal checkpoints). B0/Koribondo, Bo/Matrru, Bo/Matotoka Highways & Blama/Bama Konta, Kenema/Zimmi. Kenema/Kailahun, Kenema/Tongo/Kono Highways.

 

Covering up Evidence 17 3 4
Harassment of… 22 15 3
Police Report and Investigation 168 39 33
Suspect Arrest 106 15 21
Traffic 1782 425 131
Other 36 2 5
Total 2660

 

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