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City of Banjul
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

7 Gambian law enforcement officers attend US-sponsored training on border security and interdiction+

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The seven officers representing the Gambia Immigration Department (GID), the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), and the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) will join law enforcement officers from throughout Africa in completing the course.

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The course will focus on the importance of having a viable border interdiction strategy and utilising risk management techniques though interagency cooperation. During the course, the participants will study and examine case studies in order to illustrate past border interdiction efforts as well as the inherent danger in allowing proliferation efforts to go unchecked. The course is progressive and culminates in having the participants diagnose border security issues.

Since 2012, the US Embassy in Banjul has sent over 100 law enforcement personnel from the Gambia Police Force, GID, GRA, and NDEA to training courses in the United States, Botswana, Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa. The training contributes to the development of The Gambia’s security capacity and The Gambia’s ability to exercise sovereignty over its territorial borders.

Before departing, the group met with Chargé d’Affaires Richard T Yoneoka at the US Embassy. 

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