The Liberia National Police with support from UNDP has launched an online Crime Statistics Information System (CSIS) in the country.
The launch of the “Go Live” system which was held on January 25, 2021, was also marked by the beginning of a five-day training of trainer’s workshop on the crime database system.
It forms part of a wider rule of law case management system which uses a modern web application that allows relevant institutions to record reported crimes and cases as they are processed through the criminal justice chain in Liberia.
This case tracking tool will be utilized by major rule of law institutions like the Ministry of Justice and the LNP which will initially be piloted separately by the various institutions.
The initiative is under a joint UN Liberia Rule of Law Programme and brings together relevant UN Agencies under the UN Global Focal Point on Rule of Law.
It is supported by UNDP Crisis Bureau and leverages, specialization and comparative advantages.
Mr. James Monibah who represented the UNDP at the event recognized UNDP’s long-standing relationship and trusted partnership with the Liberia National Police.
Monibah stressed the link between rule of law and development which provides an imperative for continual technical capacity building and service delivery in the justice and security sector
From UN Women, Kofi Ireland hoped to see follow-up training that will be led by the Liberia National Police as a sign of transfer of skills.
Ireland thanked UNDP for leading the program and reiterated that regular and updated statistics on crime was important to the operations of the police and the public.