At least 138 police officers have been promoted to senior officer ranks, ranging from Cadet ASP to Commissioner of police.

A police statement said: “Today we witnessed the decoration ceremony of 138 officers to senior officer ranks, ranging from Cadet ASP to Commissioner of police. 

“The prompted officers include 28 Cadet ASP, 48 ASP, 13 DSP, 19 SP, 13 CSP, 10 ACP, 5 DCP and 2 CP.”

Speaking during the low-key decoration ceremony, Alhagie Mamour Jobe, Inspector General of Police, commended the government of President Adama Barrow, and urged the promoted officers  

to take up responsibility and perform their duties without fear or favour.

The police chief said the promotion was 

“historical and record-breaking” since the inception of The Gambia Police Force. 

He encouraged them to exercise diligence and professionalism in serving the Gambian public. 

IGP Jobe maintained that from now on promotion will be performance based. 

He expressed gratitude to Government, Ministry of Interior, and Public Service Commission for the support in making this “day a reality.”

Abdoulie Sanyang, deputy Inspector general of Police, urged the 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.”

Delivering remarks on behalf of the  Minister of Interior, Ngorr Secka, adviser to the minister, said 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.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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