Former Director, Police Inspectorate, Lesotho
Focus: Accountable Policing
Topics: Internal Accountability, Recruitment, Corruption
Keywords: reform sequencing, recruitment, oversight agency, internal management, discipline, corruption, whistleblowing
Interviewer(s): Daniel Scher
Country of Reform: Lesotho
Location: Maseru, Lesotho
Date: Thu Feb 4 2010
Ts'okolo Koro discusses the challenges facing the Lesotho national police force and provides an overview of the transition from a joint national security force, which included the army and other security forces, to a separate police force. A substantial portion of the interview details how he established and expanded a police inspections office to oversee the activities of the police service.
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Ts'okolo Koro interview
Ts’okolo Koro became the first inspector of the Lesotho national police force in 2005, after the inspectorate was established with the goal of improving the public image and performance of the police service in terms of organization, administration and discipline. Before taking that post, he served as acting commissioner of police during much of 2004. Koro joined the police service as a trooper in 1979 and worked his way through the ranks to become deputy commissioner from 2000 to 2004. He graduated from the National University of Lesotho, holding a bachelor of education degree and a master of arts degree in police and criminal justice studies from the University of Exeter in the U.K..