Kadi Fakondo

Assistant Inspector General
Sierra Leone Police
Focus Area(s): 
Accountable Policing
Critical Tasks: 
Election security
Internal accountability
Recruitment
Interviewers: 
Arthur Boutellis
Country of Reform: 
Sierra Leone
Town/City: 
Freetown
Place (Building/Street): 
Sierra Leone Police headquarters
Country: 
Sierra Leone
Date of Interview: 
Monday, May 5, 2008
Abstract 

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.     

Case Study: Building Strategic Capacity in the Police: Sierra Leone, 1998-2008

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Full Interview: 
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Kadi Fakondo Interview
Profile: 

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.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Sierra Leonean
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Kadi Fakondo
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Keywords 
corruption
Donor Relations
incentive systems
internal management
local police training
media relations
recruitment
Reform sequencing
training curriculum
U.N. policies