LNP, Swedish Police Enhance Community Policing, Access to Justice
DIGP Buddy posed with Swedish Police, Insp. Ulf & Students
The Liberia National Police in collaboration with the Swedish Police authority (SPA) have ended a three week sensitization awareness program in three Communities in Monrovia and its environs.
During the program, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations Col. Robert Budy thanked the participants and expressed delight over attendance of the community members, youth groups, Students of different Schools including marketers amongst others.
Col. Budy urged the participants to take the awareness seriously and report any form of crime to the Police. He pledged the LNP’s fullest support and cooperation with community leaders and residents to fostering good relations and confidence between the Police and the community.
Also speaking at the program, Swedish Project Manager, Insp. Ulf Strahl congratulated Members of the Community and different groups that converged and listened to awareness on some of the things that are affecting them in their respective communities. He further urged them to make use of the lessons learnt.
The awareness was intended to educate the public on how to prevent crime, the role of the community on any crime scene and how to report sexual gender based violence crimes to the Police among others.
The awareness also helped to enhance the relationship between the Liberia National Police and members of the public.
The exercise was conducted in three communities to include, Brewerville, Bushrod Island and the Thinkers Village Communities from May 4, 11, 2018 and May 19, 2018 respectively.
The exercise by the Swedish Police Authority is aimed at boosting the efforts of the Liberia National Police in realizing its statutory obligations.
Few weeks ago, the LNP in collaboration with the Swedish Police Authority (SPA) organized a week long training of thirty participants from the LNP, Community Watch Forum and the County Security, in Community –Policing relations activities.
The awareness was well attended by cross section of students from different schools, community members and members of the business Community. The activities were climaxed with a mini Football Tournament between schools and communities where participating schools were awarded with cash prize contribution from the Inspector General of Police, medals from the Swedish Police and other rewards.
The public is encouraged to Call LNP emergency lines, 0770800911/ 0770800990 for assistance.