More Barracks, Better Incentives Needed -Police Boss Warns….
The Director of the Liberia National Police, Col. Chris Massaquoi has told participants at a three-day security transition workshop that there is a need for the Government of Liberia to put in for additional barracks and police sub-stations.
Director Massaquoi has also called for higher incentives for the police.
He said that these additional barracks and sub-station, as well as better incentives, will be of a great enhancement of effective police deployment across Liberia.
He was speaking Wednesday August, 1, 2012 when he presented a paper on UNMIL Security transition in Liberia to the workshop facilitators on Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum is organized by UNMIL.
The Police boss observed that because training remains a critical component to Liberia’s security sector development, the National Police Training Academy has developed its infrastructure capacity but lacks funding to accelerate the training needs of the LNP for the security transition.
Director Massaquoi recommended the recruitment of 3,000 additional police officers in basic training between 2012 and 2015.
He said the National Police Training Academy needed to train about 1,350 officers annually for admission into the LNP.
He said accountability and management is also considered as a critical venture in the workings of the police, something he added is being provided at the training academy to ensure effective managerial skills.