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First Female Deputy IG Approved

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Mrs. Elizabeth Augusta Turay

The Police Council have approved Mrs. Elizabeth Augusta Turay to be the new Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). She is the first woman in Sierra Leone to be appointed and approved to this position.

Mrs. Turay joined the force on 1st October 1988 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police. Up to her current appointment, she was the Director of Operations.

As Director of Operations, she became the first and only woman in the force to serve in that capacity.
And on her appointment as DIG, she has again become the first woman to ever ascend to the second highest office in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP).

In her new position, she will be assisting the Inspector General of Police, Ambrose Sovula, to enhance the maintenance of law and order as well as the protection of lives and property in the country. She was approved on 3rd June, 2020.

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