Liberia was afforded the opportunity for the first time to Speak at the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York under the theme: “Fostering Sustainable Peace and Development through United Nations Policing.”
Liberia’s Inspector General, Patrick Sudue used the occasion to boast of the successes made by his administration since being afforded the opportunity to participate on UN Missions.
In his presentation, IG Sudue appreciated the United Nations for its continued support to the security sector of Liberia, especially the Liberia National Police.
Currently, the Liberia National Police has a total of seven officers deployed in UNMISS with 25 percent female representation.
He also expressed commitment of his administration in ensuring that the United Nations Headquarters SAAT team request of 25% females for deployment is adhered to while at the same time calling for more UN support towards building the capacities of LNP female officers for UN Mission readiness.
IG Sudue boasted of the excellent performances of the officers that have already been deployed on UN Mission which is bringing pride to Liberia as a post conflict nation.
Interestingly, this is the first time in the history of the Liberia National Police that the Inspector General has attended and given the opportunity to make remarks.
This achievement marks a turning point in the history of the Liberia National Police and the security sector of Liberia.
Liberia National Police Academy and Training School Admitted into International Association of Police Academies
The Liberia National Police Academy and Training School has been admitted into the International Association of Police Academies.
This decision followed a careful examination of best practices and great presentation made by our head of Police Training, Deputy Inspector General for Training, Hon. Sabastine Farr at the just ended conference of heads of Police Academies in Bangladesh.
The conference which lasted from 12th to the 14th of September, brought together 116 participants from various countries around the world.
Liberia was admitted at the International Association of Police Academies along with Nigeria and Croatia.
As many of you may be interested in what this great news means for Liberia, such admittance of the Police Academy and Training School in the International Association of Police Academies now renders the trainings and awards with huge international recognition.
Additionally, Liberia now stands to benefit more international security trainings which will further enhance the capacities of the law enforcement officers.