By: Angeline Nuah ( Reporter)
The National Commission on Small Arms has donated several pieces of technical equipment to the Liberia National Police which includes two desktop, two electric boxes among others.
Speaking during the donation ceremony on Thursday October 29, 2020 at LNP Headquarters, Mr. Maxwell Grigsby, chairperson of the Commission lauded LNP for the level of dedication and hard work during critical times in the country.
According to Mr. Grigsby, in March of 2021, there will be a weapon destroyer machine delivered to Liberia to be used for destroying arms.
Moreover, the Deputy Chief Advisor on security, Atty Samuel Darkina, who also lauded their International partners including ECOWAS for the endless support said, there will be training for some Police officers in Ghana and Ivory Coast in order to operate the arm destroyer machine.
Taking delivery of the items on behalf of the Liberia National Police, Hon. Patrick Toe Sudue, Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, expressed gratitude to the Commission on Small Arms for the equipment, terming the donation as timely and rewarding.
He promised that the items will be used for its intended purpose and further expressed LNP commitment to work in partnership with the small arms for the common good of the Country.
In another development, Ahead of the December 8 Mid-term Senatorial Elections, the Liberia National Police in collaboration with the joint security taskforce on Election has ended a two week election security training course at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville.
The training brought together members of the joint security task force which include Liberia National Police (LNP); Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), Liberia National Fire Service (LFS), and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS).
Topics from the training included: policing ethic, conflict resolution, crowd control management, first aid, use of force, and human right respectively.
However, the training aimed at enhancing cordial relationship amongst the joint Security Institutions across the Country.
Speaking at the close of the two weeks training on Police Inspector General Hon. Patrick Toe Sudue, appreciated the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Hon. Sebastian Farr, and the teaching staff at the NPTA for such brilliant training in enhancing the capacity of the officers.
He further encouraged the graduates to exercise high level of professionalism in carrying out their duties without fear or favor, adding that they should respect the rights of individuals.
Representing the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, Hon. Robert W. Budy Commissioner General of the Liberia Immigration Service cautioned officers to respect the rule of law and human rights.
He further calls on National government for more budgetary support to the security sectors.