The Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Narcotics and Enforcement Affairs, at the US Department of States, Todd David Robinson, has lauded the leadership of the Liberia National Police (LNP), and has stressed the need to enhance a stronger partnership with the Liberia National Police.
The US Envoy in his meeting with the Liberian Police Chief during his visit at the National Headquarters of the Liberia National Police in Monrovia said his team’s visit was intended to show support to the police, stressing that the police force is very important for civilian security in Liberia; and that the people of Liberia deserve quality service.
Mr. Robinson said the LNP under the current administration was speedily improving and meeting the needs of the Liberian people, stating that the police are getting better in terms of credibility and professionalism.
“Things are not 100 percent better in the police yet, but they are pressing forward in meeting the aspirations of the Liberian people,” Mr. Robinson intimated.
Mr. Robinson stated further that in the wake of the potential draw down of the United Nations Mission in Liberia it was important that the LNP gets the necessary support from the Government of Liberia to fill the gap that will be created when UNMIL departs the country.
Welcoming the Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Narcotics and Enforcement Affairs at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police, Police Director, Col. Clarence Massaquoi, recounted the many contributions the Americans have made to enhance the capacity of the Liberia National Police.
He said the LNP will continue to foster those qualities expected of it while discharging their duties in line with its statutory mandate. Director Massaquoi said the US Government has been supportive in providing trainings and uniforms for the police force, especially for the Emergency Response Unit and the Police Support Unit.