Sierra Leone Police Corps

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The Sierra Leone Police Corps was established in 1829,[1] by the colonial authorities of British West Africa (first period). Recruitment was primarily made from Sierra Leone Creole people.[2]:51

The Corps was composed of 17 officers, 23 non-commissioned officers with 300 other ranks drawn from the Creole population and the Mende and Temne tribes.[3]

Military campaigns[edit]

Up until the creation of the Sierra Leone Frontier Police in 1890, the Sierra Leone Police Corps participated in several military expeditions:


  1. ^ Fowler, William (2004). Operation Barras. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
  2. ^ Kandeh, Jummy (2004). Coups from Below: Armed Subalterns and State Power in West Africa. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. ^ a b "The Yoni Campaign". The Soldier's Burden. Kaiserscross. Retrieved 29 April 2016.