Assistant Inspector General, Sierra Leone Police
Focus: Getting the News Out/Managing Expectations, Elections, Accountable Policing
Topics: Election Security, Internal Accountability, Recruitment
Keywords: corruption, donor relations, incentive systems, internal management, local police training, media relations, recruitment, reform sequencing, training curriculum, U.N. policies
Interviewer(s): Arthur Boutellis
Country of Reform: Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone Police headquarters, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Date: Mon May 5 2008
Kadi Fakondo discusses improvements in policing in Sierra Leone in the few years prior to the 2008 interview. She discusses the emphasis placed on management, human rights, electoral policing and crowd control within the Sierra Leone Police. Fakondo also reflects on the creation of the highly successful Family Support Unit for victims of domestic or sexual violence. She discusses the success of police in improving recruitment and training procedures and increasing transparency. She praises the media for creating awareness and attributes improved media relations to the democratization and transparency of the police organization. Fakondo also discusses support from international organizations and donors in bolstering police operations.
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Kadi Fakondo Interview
At the time of the interview, Kadi Fakondo was the assistant inspector general of the Sierra Leone Police and was responsible for the training of police officers. Prior to that, she was assistant inspector general in charge of crime services, and was charged with the oversight of the Criminal Investigation Division, the Family Support Unit and the intelligence division. She joined the Sierra Leone Police in 1984.