Officers of the Forensics & Scientific Support Unit, Crime Management Unit, and the Public Relations Office of the Gambia Police Force, benefited from a training exercise on exhumation techniques and skills by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) agents.
The training, which was aimed at assisting Gambia Police Force to enhance their techniques and skills on exhumation, was conducted from 2nd May to 3rd May, 2017.
A trainer and an agent of the FBI said the training will help the Gambian Police build their capacities in the subject matter.
According to him, this will also serve as a stepping-stone for a better and brighter collaboration and cooperation between the FBI and the Gambia Police Force, which can be further strengthened to the leadership and the people of the two countries.
The FBI also presented exhumation equipment and medals to the GPF through the Inspector General of Police, Yankuba Sonko.
For his part, the IGP commended the FBI training team and the US Embassy in Banjul for their timely intervention.
According to him, the training could not have come at a better time when the GPF is seriously challenged with sensitive and tedious investigation processes.
He further stated that the techniques and skills gained by his officers during the training will help expedite and enhance the whole investigation process.
The Crime Management Coordinator (CMC) Assistant Commissioner Bubacarr Sarr, thanked the FBI for their foresight and kind gesture. He promised that the donated equipment will be put into good use and the knowledge gained will be utilised and spread to other affected units of the Police.
The ceremony was attended by the trainees and members of the senior management of the Gambia Police Force and chaired by the Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Foday Conta.