Police Director Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi has challenged officers of the Liberia National Police to remain committed in providing police service to the people of Liberia, despite numerous challenges facing their operations.
The Liberian Police Chief said the provision of security services was largely depending on the Liberia national police in the wake of the draw down of the United Nations Mission from the country.
He cautioned the officers to see themselves as the protector of the people’s right, stressing that the police was fully prepared to provide adequate police service to the country.
According to a Police Statement released from the Department of Press and Public Affairs, quoted Director Massaquoi as cautioning the officers to execute their duty within the framework of the laws, and desist from acts that will negatively impact the police operations.
Col. Massaquoi addressing hundreds of police officers at the Police General Assembly held at the National Police Training Academy in the City of Paynesville, said he was impressed by the men contributions doing the EBOLA crisis that hit the country. “Your contributions in assisting health workers to penetrate hostile environments doing the crisis can’t be measured”, adding that your contributions in helping to fight the virus from the country will go down in history.
Commenting on the welfare of the officers COL. Massaquoi assured the officers that his administration will continue to seek more opportunities for the police and their families to have them focus on their job. He said he was in discussion with the government and other partners to improve the welfare of the officers.
The Liberian Police Chief admonished the officers not to be deterred in serving their country promising that signals from the central government on improving benefits for officers was on course.
At the same time the Director of Police has announced a new Insurance Company that will handle the insurance welfare of LNP officers. The Police Boss named American Underwriters Group Insurance Company (AUG), as a bid winner following a competitive bidding process. The new insurance policy is expected to come into being as of September 1, 2015.
The Director has meanwhile warned to take drastic actions against any police officer that will get involved in acts that will undermine the integrity of the police. He said his administration will not relent to stress its muscle in disciplining anyone that will lost focus of the principals of good policing.