Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman ahead of a four man delegation has departed the country for Ghana to observe the role of the Ghanaian Police Service in that country’s elections.
The Liberia National Police Inspector General left the country Monday December 5, 2016 for the West African State of Ghana, which is expected to go to the polls on tomorrow December 7, 2016. Inspector General Coleman said the visit will afford the Liberia National Police the opportunity to customize best practices that will be used by the Ghanaian Police in handling that country’s elections to avoid violence in the process. Director Coleman said while the country draws closer to elections in 2017 it was important for the Liberia National Police to begin early preparations for the smooth conduct of the elections which he described as crucial in the country’s democratic process. He said lesson to be learned from Ghana will be customized into the Liberian module to enable the Liberia National Police meet up with pre- and post electoral challenges. IGP Coleman said the police will remain engaged with all stakeholders in the political arena, so as to provide conducive atmosphere for the holding of violence free elections in the Liberia. He said the LNP is working on series of anti-violence programs which will include stakeholders from various civil society, political parties and other interest groups in the country ahead of the 2017 elections.