Policing Unit (CPU) of The Gambia Police Force yesterday embarked on a
community sensitization on their roles and responsibilities and the importance
of community policing at Serrekunda Market.
During the interaction hours, Police Superintendent Lamin Jaiteh said they are engaging the market vendors to create a pro-active policing system in the country and to empower community members in inclusive policing to enable them understand their duties and responsibilities.
He said the police also want to share information with communities to help fight against crime and to build a proper collaboration and understanding with the community members, especially an instant where democracy is misused. “Democracy is not about violence, insecurity or insulting one another. It is a collective partnership for development, respect for the rule of law and human right,” he said.
The president of Serrekunda market Sainey Faye thanked the police for giving them the opportunity to share their opinion with them and assured them that they will give maximum utility of the interaction to make sure that crime is limited in the market.
Secretary of the market, Fatou Pirr Choi appealed to the police to help them with wheelbarrow owners in the market, saying those people don’t want to pay tax, duties and rent that is why they don’t want to rent shops inside the market.
Abdoulie Gaye, a vendor at the market said that the police are contributing greatly to nation development by reducing crime rate in the country. He thanked the police and urge people to be law abiding.