Retired police officer Seyaka Sonko has been appointed police adviser by the Inspector General of Police.

Mr Sonko, who was born in Serrekunda attended the Serrekunda Primary School and St Augustine’s High School, is a veteran police officer with over 40 years of police experience.

Seyaka Sonko joined the Gambia Police Force in 1975 and after six months of basic police training, he was posted to Banjul Police Station, marking the beginning of his marathon police career.

He was later appointed as Cadet Officer and attended a course at Hendon Training Academy in the United kingdom in 1981.

He gained promotions to superior ranks and acted under various capacities as officer commanding several units including Prosecutions, CID, Police Training School, amongst others.

Mr Sonko attended several seminars including ICAO in Dakar as well as a security seminar in Cairo Egypt on National Security. He also served with the UNCIVPOL in East Timor as contingent commander.

“My general profile as Police Officer is that of various areas of interest but the biggest input was the area of training and recruitment were I served the longest as an officer. I had the opportunity of working with various police advisers from the United kingdom and Nigeria,” said Mr Sonko.

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