LINLEA Celebrates her 24th Anniversary, outlined several recommendations to help improve the security sector.


The President of the Liberia National Law Enforcement Association (LINLEA) Cecil B.Griffiths has challenged Law enforcers across the Country to depoliticize the professional security sector.
Mr. Griffiths observed that several security individuals are now using the social media to criticized their bosses something he noted is unacceptable and unprofessional,and should be discouraged immediately.
Speaking at the 24th anniversary celebrations of LINLEA Cecil Griffiths encouraged President George Weah and Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean to work to ensure the activation of the civilians complaint review board of the police and Immigration including the effective functioning of the policy management boards.
According to him if these boards are effective they will help minimize the level of disgruntlement currently seen at various security institutions.
He wants the policy management board to begin the process of the order of merit system in all security sectors, this he noted is been implemented only at the level of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
“Top to button approach in appointing security individuals is crucial” he added.
The LINLEA boss however warned political executives against sending people names to security institutions for appointment, adding that let the sector employed people base on merit base system and not favoritism.
“Let’s follow the AFL merit base system”,he intoned.
Mr.Griffiths also reminded President Weah to complete the appointment of security personal mainly at the level of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency who is yet to get a Director General proper.
He at the same time urged the President and the justice minister to begin the process of reviewing legal framework of security institutions especially those that have their laws still pending.
Additionally he called on all Law enforcers to set good example of leadership ability if there should be a more vibrant security sector.
Also speaking at the program was the ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia Babatunde Ajisomo who calls for the need to see welfare of security individuals which serves as a motivation as cardinal to nation building.
Ambassador Ajisomo encouraged security individuals to follow best practices adding by urging them to follow the good security examples of other Countries in a move to help improve the security sector.
He also reemphasize the need for more training of security personal.
According to him criminals are on a daily basis getting new ideas as such it is Paramount for security individuals to get more and new up to date trainings which will enable them step up to their games in cracking down criminals.
He however warned security individuals to be loyal to their bosses and coordinate with each other in a move to achieve one goal.
” Community should see you as friends and not enemies, engaged into self help voluntary initiatives which will help make your relationship with the people more cordial and flexible”, the ECOWAS Ambassador noted.
Community policing he said is also important in building proper security relationship with the people.
The celebrations ended with the certification of eleven security personals who under went an intensive one month security related training.
LINLEA was founded in 1994 with the aim of amongst other things building the capacity of security personal as well as constructively engaging national government to see the need to help improve the security sector including the welfare of security individuals.