UNITED STATES NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT (NYPD) DONATES 500 BALLISTIC VESTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Through the network and relationship of His Excellency Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai, Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States of America, the Sierra Leone Police will today receive a consignment of 500 Bulletproof Vests from the New York Police Department in United States.
In April last year, Ambassador Wai engaged his long standing friend Eric Adams who is the Mayor of New York City for support to the Sierra Leone Police. Mayor Adams agreed to help in equipping and training the Sierra Leone Police.
“With the generous support of our New York City Mayor Eric Adams , the NYPD was able to donate 500 ballistic vests to the Republic of Sierra Leone Police Force ”, NYPD Acting PC Edward A. Coban noted.
The NYPD Acting PC further reiterated that anytime they have the opportunity to help fellow Police Officers from around the world to stay safe, the NYPD will always be there.
Sierra Leone and the United States have enjoyed consistent bilateral relations, and Sierra Leone keep enjoying the generosity of the United States of America.
Present at the handing over ceremony in New York City were Deputy Chief of Mission Sheku Mesali, and Mohamed Kosia, Trade and Investment Liaison at the Embassy of Sierra Leone, Washington, DC.
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