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The Liberia National Police is an equal opportunity employer that is keen on attracting Liberians that are prepared to serve and professionally work for the protection of communities and the nation.  

Recruitment

  • Management of Recruitment into the Liberia National Police
    • The Division of Human Resources shall manage all recruitment processes and enlistment into the Liberia National Police, except that the Management Board may give directives to the Division of Human Resources on matters of policy and the Division of Human Resources shall comply with such directives.
  • Without prejudice to the generality of Regulation 7.1. (a), the Division of Human Resources shall:
    1. Maintain a rolling recruitment mechanism to fill vacancies within the Liberia National Police;
    2. Ensure that notice of recruitment into the Liberia National Police is adequately publicised;
  • Facilitate such written examinations and interviews as may be necessary for recruitment into the Liberia National Police;
  1. Ensure that administrative due process is accorded all applicants;
  2. Ensure that all applicants are notified about the outcome of their application;
  3. Review and approve the report on the enlistment process; and
  • Ensure gender representation in the recruitment processes.

Eligibility Criteria

In accordance with § 22.88 (b) (i) (3) of the Act, a person is eligible to join the Liberia National Police if that person:

  • Is a citizen of Liberia;
  • Is between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years;
  • Is at least a High School graduate or has an equivalent status;
  • Is physically and mentally fit;
  • Has a good employment record if currently or previously employed;
  • Has not been previously dismissed from the Liberia National Police or any statutory security agency on substantive disciplinary grounds;
  • Has a clean criminal record and is not facing any criminal charges, or subject to any investigation for gross human rights violations including war crimes, crimes against humanity or any crime that violates International Human Rights Conventions;
  • Is not a holder of any office in a political party or similar organisation and does not openly engage in party political activities;
  • Has successfully undertaken a basic police training course at the Liberia National Police Training Academy and Training School required courses as per the recruitment guidelines from an equivalent institution; and
  • Has signed the necessary confidentiality documentation related to classified information.

  • Notice of Recruitment
    • The Division of Human Resources shall prior to recruiting into the Liberia National Police, publish a notice of recruitment in the mass media or in such other public manner as it may deem fit, inviting the public to apply for enlistment into the Liberia National Police in the manner specified in these Regulations.
    • The publication shall include a statement that encourages women to apply.
    • Subject to Regulation 7.3 (a), a notice of recruitment shall be published repeatedly for at least seven days and as many more times as the Division of Human Resources may deem necessary for public dissemination and awareness of the recruitment exercise.
    • The Division of Human Resources shall not publish a notice of recruitment unless all qualified candidates for previous recruitment exercises, selected for the basic police training course, and who are still able and willing, have commenced training at the National Police Training Academy and Training School.
    • A notice of recruitment shall be in the form as may be provided for in Administrative Instructions, provided that the notice shall specify:
      1. The timeline for application;
      2. Where and how to obtain, complete and submit an application form; and
  • Eligibility and qualifications of applicants.

Application Procedure

  • An application for enlistment into the Liberia National Police shall be made in the appropriate form as prescribed by Administrative Instructions.
  • An applicant for enlistment into the Liberia National Police shall complete the application form under Regulation 7.4 (a) and shall provide any other information and supporting documents that the form or the Division of Human Resources may require.
  • An application form under Regulation 7.4 (a) shall be free of charge and shall be made available at the Liberia National Police Headquarters and all Regional, County and District Police Headquarters.
  • An applicant may obtain an application form from a station or detachment commander or such other designated recruitment officer as may be provided for in Administrative Instructions.
  • The application form shall contain instructions as detailed as may be necessary in order to be intelligible to an ordinary applicant; a station or detachment commander or designated recruitment officer may guide an applicant in completing the application form.
  • The applicant shall return the completed application form with any supporting document to the Liberia National Police Headquarters, a Regional, County or District Police Headquarters or to a station or detachment commander or designated recruitment officer and sign a return receipt book to that effect.
  • The officer receiving the application must ensure that the application is complete before it is received.
  • Upon the expiration of the time limited for application under Regulation 7.3 (e) (i), the officer receiving the application shall:
    1. Immediately certify that the application has been reviewed;
    2. Immediately register each application;
  • Immediately acknowledge receipt of the application in writing; and
  1. Forward the application and its supporting information and documents to the division of human resources within seven working days.
  • Where an applicant insists that an officer receives and processes an incomplete or irregularly filled application form, the officer shall comply and make a notation of the circumstances in respect of that application.
  • Where the Division of Human Resources is of the view that an application under Regulation 7.4 (i) may nevertheless be processed, that application may be processed.
  • Where the Division of Human Resources is of the view that the application may not be processed, the application shall be rejected and the applicant shall be informed accordingly.

Recruitment tests

  • The Division of Human Resources shall process all applications received by it in accordance with these Regulations.
  • Each applicant who has submitted a complete application form shall be subject to:
    1. Proficiency test;
    2. Physical fitness test;
  • Psychometric test;
  1. Selection interview;
  2. Medical examination;
  3. Background checks; and
  • Screening for criminal records.
  • Subject to the Act and these Regulations, the standards to be met in relation to each eligibility criterion specified under Regulation 7.5. (b) shall be provided for in Administrative Instructions.
  • An applicant who fails to meet the standards set under Regulation 7.5. (b) shall not qualify to be enlisted into the Liberia National Police and the Division of Human Resources shall accordingly inform the applicant of the outcome.
  • The proficiency and physical fitness tests and selection interview under Regulation 7.5. (b) Shall take place at the Liberia National Police Headquarters, the Liberia National Police Regional Headquarters, or such other place as the Division of Human Resources may specify.
  • Without limiting the generality of Regulation 7.5. (c), the physical fitness test shall include:
    1. Upper body strength and endurance test;
    2. Abdominal strength and endurance test; and
  • A cardiovascular strength and endurance test.
  • Without limiting the generality of Regulation 7.5. (c), the psychometric test shall include:
    1. A test of the state of mind of the applicant;
    2. A test of the cohesion between the mind and the physical body of the applicant;
  • A psychosomatic examination of the applicant, including assessing the applicant’s aptitude, whether the applicant has any illness that may be aggravated by mental or other stress and whether the applicant exhibits a propensity toward violent or irrational behaviour.
  • Without limiting the generality of Regulation 7.5. (c), the Management Board shall constitute a five-member panel, at least two of whom shall be women, to conduct selection interviews.
  • Without limiting the generality of Regulation 7.5. (c):
    1. A medical examination shall be carried out by a medical doctor of the Liberia National Police, or a medical officer approved by the Management Board, and
    2. The candidature of a candidate who is pregnant, and who has been medically advised not to participate in any aspects of the basic police training course at the National Police Training Academy and Training School, shall remain valid for up to three years for future recruitment into the Liberia National Police.
  • Without limiting the generality of Regulation 7.5(c):
    1. The Division of Human Resources shall conduct due diligence and background checks as may be necessary to determine whether an applicant is qualified to be enlisted into the Liberia National Police;
    2. A person who fails the due diligence and background checks under Regulation 7.5. (j) (i) Shall be declared unfit to be enlisted into the Liberia National Police; and
  • A person sworn in as a police officer shall, by due process, be expelled from the Liberia National Police if after having been sworn in as a police officer, anything which would have otherwise disqualified that person under Regulation 7.5. (j) (ii), from enlistment is brought to the attention of the Division of Human Resources.
  • Without limiting the generality of Regulation 7.5. (c), the Crime Services Department of the Liberia National Police shall profile each applicant and conduct such criminal screening as may be necessary to ascertain whether the applicant has any known criminal history including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

  • Recruitment List
    • The Division of Human Resources shall maintain a list of all successful applicants.
    • An applicant who successfully passes the recruitment tests under Regulation 7.5 shall be included in the recruitment list.
    • The Division of Human Resources shall submit a report of the recruitment process together with the recruitment list to the Management Board for review and approval.
    • The Management Board shall submit the report and the recruitment list to the Inspector General of Police who shall endorse the report.
    • Upon approval of the recruitment list, the Division of Human Resources shall:
      1. Publish the recruitment list in all official Liberia National Police bulletin boards in every police station;
      2. Inform the successful applicant of the outcome of his or her application and invite the applicant for the commencement of the basic police training course at the National Police Training Academy and Training School; and
  • Forward the recruitment list to the National Police Training Academy and Training School.