Subject: UPGRADING AND EMPOWERING THE GAMBIAN POLICE FORCE
We acknowledge your expressed desire to contribute to the development issues now facing the ‘New Gambia’ and hereby respectfully request your assistance with a grave issue facing the Gambian police stations and their ability to come into alignment with the standards required to adequately enforce and uphold the laws of the country.
In the current information age, it is woefully reported that the majority of police stations are inadequately equipment to properly report, process and monitor their daily functions. In fact, these processes are at present, hand logged and without a system tied into a central control resulting in delays for follow up, court cases and investigative actions.
In order to address and rectify these dficiencies, a computer system is required at the station level linking each station and central command at Banjul Police headquarters.
The actual requirement entails desktop units as described below and those units should be equipment that has recently been recycled by companies or government agencies in your respective countries. Normally, when computer systems and or their programs are ungraded, new units are employed with built-in programs. The then Second Hand units are more than adequate for the requested requirement and will immediately improve the security situation.
In the case of companies, they may have provisions for tax deductions based on donated equipment,
There are 47 police stations beyond the headquarters in Banjul. The larger stations will require at least four workstations with the smaller posts requiring at least two workstations. The total requirement should be about 120 units. The networking and setup with training seminars will be conducted locally in line with the Gamtel system.
We welcome, in advance, your positive response through government channels, to this development effort.
COG – Civilian Oversight Group