The world’s largest police organization, Interpol, has accredited Interpol-Sierra Leone an observer status in the formation of the West African Police Information System (WAPIS). Interpol operates in 190  countries and was established in 1923.

Speaking to this medium, the Acting Director of Interpol-Sierra Leone, Mohamed Yansaneh, said that in September, 2012, the Interpol branch of the Sierra Leone Police was invited to attend the West African Police Chiefs Committee in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. During the meeting, he went on, important issues were raised on the need to enhance effective Inter-Regional Policing System.

“However, at the meeting, it was realized that countries within the sub region do not maintain or date their data bases on human, arms and drugs trafficking with Interpol-Sierra Leone being no exception,” he recalled.