UNMIL hands over furniture and office equipment to Liberia’s National Police Policy Management Board
Monrovia – On 29 June, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) handed over furniture and office equipment to the National Police Policy Management Board (PMB) at the Liberia National Police (LNP) headquarters in Monrovia. The donation, office desks, chairs, filling cabinets, computers, a printer, photocopiers, assorted electronics and stationery were provided as part of the Quick Impact Project (QIP) scheme of UNMIL. The furniture and equipment will facilitate the operationalization of the Policy Management Board in line with the LNP Act of 2016.
“If as successful as anticipated, the project will improve effectiveness, efficiency and the operationalization of the systems of the LNP and sustain the workflow systems,” said UNMIL Police Commissioner, Simon Blatchly, while handing over the furniture and equipment to Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Gregory Coleman.
“I do encourage the IGP (Inspector General of Police) and others to use the equipment for the purpose they are intended for and I hope that the PMB will be established very soon.” the Police Commissioner concluded.
The National Police Policy Management Board’s basic function is to propose regulations under the Police act for the endorsement of the Inspector General of Police and approval of the Minister and, propose administrative instructions for the approval of the Inspector General of Police for the proper, effective and general management of LNP. In addition, the board will play the role of processing all appointments and promotions to the ranks of commissioned officers for endorsement by the Inspector General of Police prior to onward submission to the Minister for approval and for the officers to be sworn in by the President. It will also receive and determine internal grievances of police officers and civilian personnel and makes recommendations to the Inspector General of Police for redress.