Twenty officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have returned home from advanced leadership training in the sisterly Republic of Ghana.
Nineteen senior police officers left Liberia for Ghana to undergo training at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). The officers while in that country met another LNP officer who was also doing his Masters Program in Ghana making them 20 who returned to the country.
According to DCP Gregory Coleman, Senior Inspector and Team of the Liberia National Police, he and his men left the country in August of this year to pursue training in Public Administration and Management to develop leadership skills at the Ghana institution of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
DCP Coleman said he and his men got training in several field of studies including Public Finance, and Account, Project management, Police Administration, Traffic Management among others. He added that the team was also given the opportunity to visit other areas including the Ghana Police College, the CID Headquarters, the Ghanaian Parliament among others.
Also speaking, Police Director, Chris Massaquoi lauded the senior police officers describing their efforts as honest sacrifice. Col. Massaquoi said the objective of the four months of training is intended to optimize and enhance delivery service to the Liberian people.
He said gone are the days when police officers took advantage of the citizens, when people were being arrested after 12midnight. Director Massaquoi said the citizens have reposed confidence in the police as the police has now become a professional body that has reduced armed robbery, and other crimes that were rampant in every part of the country.
He called on the police to be more disciplined and demonstrate unity as a team and adhere to the laws governing the Liberia National Police. “I’m proud to note that people are not being arrested at night again and that people are not being kept behind bars beyond 48 hours without any charge. If the police continues like this I can assure you that the LNP will be number one in the world,” the police boss boasted.
Col. Massaquoi added that the police is faced with numerous challenges but there are competing needs by the Liberian Government including rebuilding of the infrastructures, socio-economic development among others.
At the same time, the Liberia National Police has promoted two of its officers who returned from the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA). The two officers are Alphanso D. Bindah and Geraldine F. Wilson.