Cablegate: Support for Sierra Leone Police End User
DE RUEHFN #0453 2071600
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261600Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1235
UNCLAS FREETOWN 000453
DEPT FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY
AFFAIRS, AF/W (DHEFLIN, TSALSETH)
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINS SOCI ASEC SL
SUBJECT: SUPPORT FOR SIERRA LEONE POLICE END USER
CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FOR CROWD CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR
UNITED NATIONS PROCUREMENT
1. Sierre Leone will hold its national elections August 11.
As part of election preparations, police advisors from the
United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)
are working closely with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to
increase its preparedness to respond to political violence.
Part of these preparations include ensuring the SLP are
adequately equipped to perform crowd control duties.
2. On the Government's behalf, the UNDP has ordered tear gas
cannisters and launchers from Combined Systems Inc. of
Pennsylvania. Post supports this application and kindly
requests Department's assistance to expedite the application
for a nontransfer and use certificate and license for the
Sierra Leone Police to import the following crowd control
22 TL-1,38 mm Single Smooth Bore Launcher
4000 CS Smoke Cartridge Long Range, Model 3231
3. The United States applicant on the DSP-83 form is Combined
Systems Inc., 388 Kinsman Road, Jamestown, PA 16134. The
Foreign End User is the Sierra Leone Police.
4. Post's POCs are Pol/Econ Officer Martin Dale,
DaleMA@state.gov or RSO Bryan Scruggs, ScruggsB@state.gov.
Any assistance the Department can provide is appreciated.