From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

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In Sierra Leone, CSP Lahai Rebrands Central Police Division
By Dauda Koroma
Jun 28, 2010, 13:13

The newly assigned Local Unit Commander (LUC) for the Central Police Division (A Division), Chief Superintendent of Police Thomas M. Lahai on Friday 25th June 2010 briefed Journalists on some of his strategic plans towards improving and maintaining the good name of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in his area of operations.

LUC Lahai made this disclosure while addressing a team of Journalists inside his Wallace Johnson Street offices in Freetown.

According to Chief Superintendent Lahai, when he took up command over the Central Division as LUC, he was not pleased with the rate at which Division was operating. He said there were all sorts of unpleasant smell coming from all corridors of the building, accompanied with human faeces scattered around the compound. This he attributed to the poor toilet facility in the Division.

The new LUC central Police Division

At present LUC stated, intensive renovation exercise is ongoing all over the entire building so as to ensure sanity. Additionally, LUC Lahai revealed to the galaxy of newsmen that he has also set up a new Police Partnership Board for the Division.

Police Commander Lahai, who is accredited with being the brains who developed the Civilian-Police Partnership Board Concept as part of his Masters degree Programme several years ago, used the occasion to shower praises on one of his former bosses Babatunde Wilmot Blyden whom he credited with inculcating in him a habit of hardwork and diligence during the period he served as a youthful Civic activist when he had just finished college.

The Police Commander commended all the police personnel under his command whom he praised for complementing his current efforts in reforming the once tattered Division. He called for their continuing support in making the Division rise to a standard of "a real Central Police Division".

LUC Lahai called for the cooperation of various institutions such as the Commercial Business-houses and Banks in the Center of the City as well as the City Council and residents in ensuring his dream of improved policing in the Central Division is realized.

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