Djibouti and Ethiopia’s Somali region pledged fostering co-operation
The Commander of the National Police Force, Brigadier General Mohamed Adan Saqadi revealed that they have prepared a young force of senior and junior officers, detectives, service men, and women who will promote the development and leadership of the police force.
He noted that whereas many have been deployed in all the regions of the country, comprehensive training of others is continuous.
Commander Mohamed, who delivered a long and moving speech on the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the Police Force of the Republic of Somaliland, spoke about the achievements of the Police Force in 2020 and plans for the near future, consisting of different pillars, like
- Promoting trust members of the public and Police Force
- Creating a new face for the police force of diligent officers
- Strengthen cooperation between the police and other government agencies
- Improving the health care of the members of the police force
- Strengthening and enhancing the performance of the police force.
Commander Mohamed, giving a brief overview of what they have accomplished, said that building trust between public and the police force was paramount, since without it the force could perform its duties as expected.
A lot has been done in community policing, like trainings led by the Ministry of Interior, for the local community in conjunction with area the police stations, so that everyone can trust their neighborhood police station.
They also partnered with elders and other well-wishers, to create relationship of the neighborhood and the police force, efforts that created greater trust between the police force and the community.
Brigadier General Mohamed, outlining their plans for the near future, said that the first step is to strengthen the community policing process, so that the trust of the police and the community to reach apex to facilitate for maximum performance of the force in curbing crimes. Other plans are:-
Planning to forge cooperation with International Police (Inter-Pol) to co-operate on cross-border crime.
The construction of a large hospital, obtaining latest drug testing infrastructure, as well as improving & conducting a rigorous training with Traffic Police and the Tax Protection Force.
The introduction of a broad database to monitor crimes throughout the regions of the country.
He said that they were planning to produce all the food for the police force needs. He revealed that the Police Training College would be twinned with those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Taiwan, Uganda, to become connected to international universities.
Police Chief lastly applauded the President H.E. Muse, for his prompt address of any need or issue that arises.
He extended acknowledgements to the Minister of Finance, Accountant General and the Minister of Interior, who were always at hand and have been a source of advice and guidance; always supportive.
Similarly, the commanders of the Djiboutian Police Force and the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia who attended the Somaliland Police Force commended the co-operation and pledged furthering it.
The Commander of the Ethiopian Somali State Police Force, Brigadier General Mohamed Ali Hassan, pledged to further expand cooperation with the Somaliland Police Force during his speech at the on the occassion praising their progress, adding that the police force in each country has the same duties, adding that Ethiopia Somali state and the Republic of Somaliland police forces have close working cooperation to safeguard the long border between two countries, for the safety of people and their property.
He wished prosperity of the two forces, and promised to strengthen cooperation between the Ethiopia’s Somali state Police and the Republic of Somaliland.
The Djiboutian Police Chief, Colonel Abdullahi Abdi Farah, prayed for the police officers who died in the line of duty and wished for the recovery of the injured.
Djiboutian Police Chief Colonel Abdillahi said the police force is working hard for the nation to maintain security, and wished them well.
Both commanders attendance is for the first time, a gesture of their close cooperation with Rep of Somaliland Police Chief, Brigadier General Mohamed Adan Saqadhi.