Fifty Four (54) Officers of the Monrovia City Police on Friday graduated from the National Police Training Academy following weeks of intensive training.
The Training commenced on June 10, 2018 with the Fifty four officers; fifty males and Four Females understanding the basics of policing.
The Training focuses on discipline and courtesy, police professional ethics, introduction to criminal investigation, observation and description, human rights, use of force, Constitution of Liberia, city ordinance enforcement, crime scene management amongst others were key lessons learned during the training.
During the ceremony, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee told the gathering that the recruitment of the Fifty four police officers is part of the corporation’s security reform strategy.
Mayor Koijee cautioned the graduates to see themselves as first line of contact within the city limit of Monrovia and as such, they should work tirelessly to ensure law and order is maintain.
He also called on them to serve as inspiration to others who are aspiring to form part of the police force.
“Try to rebrand the city police; you need to regain public trust and confidence as a professional police force,” he added.
He told the graduates that one of the ways the image of the police can be rebranded is when they have smooth relationship with those they encounter on a day to day basis especially the Petty traders.
For his part, the Inspector General of Police, Patrick Sudue cautioned the officers to be professional in the discharge of duties.
Inspector General Sudue told the officers to continue to develop their professional capacity by putting into practice what they have learned.
Veteran Security expert and former National Security Advisor Madison Tukpah serves as keynote Speaker.
Tukpah said integrity should be the hallmark of the officers’ professional work.