The Gambia Police Force, with support from UNICEF, is currently rolling out training programmes centered on community policing, gender, and child responsive policing across the country. The training will expose officers to topics relating to gender issues, child protection, and community policing in order to enhance safety and security for women and children within communities.
Participants are selected across all units of the police including Gender and Child Welfare, CID, Charge Office, PIU, and Mobile Traffic, among others. This is to ensure a holistic approach to child responsive policing within all layers of security.
The first phase of this important training started on Monday, May 9th, 2022 at Barra, NBR, where Regional Police Commissioner, Ansumana Kinteh thanked UNICEF on behalf of the IGP for supporting such a laudable initiative. Commissioner Kinteh underscored the importance of a gender-responsive approach in modern-day policing. He enjoined trainees to take up the training seriously and utilize the knowledge gained.
The regional gender officer in NBR, Madam Rose Gomez called on officers to remain steadfast in ensuring justice for victims of GBV and child abuse. The training continues to the other regions.
Source: Gambia Police Force.