The Liberia National Police has embarked on the impoundment and towing of vehicles privately owned by officers that are not registered or insured.
Officials of the Ministry of Transport Monday December 19, 2016, moved on the Headquarters of the LNP after being alerted by the Inspector General of Police to tow the impounded vehicles that were parked in the police parking lot on Capitol Hill. IGP Coleman informed senior officers that riding unregistered vehicles and at the same time impounding ordinary citizen’s vehicles for insurance and registration was unacceptable, and undermine the ongoing vehicle inspection drive by the Ministry of Transport and LRA. He informed Transport officials of his backing, urging them not to relent in carrying out the exercise, stressing “you have my support in this endeavor”. Coleman who witnessed the towing of the vehicle of his office Assistant, said it was a complete disgrace for officers to be enforcing the law and at the same time violating the law by not registering and insuring their vehicles. He reminded the officers of their importance in the Liberian society and therefore must adhere to the very law they are enforcing. IG Coleman promised drastic action against any officer that will put up a challenge to his latest mandate, adding that a police officer must be a responsible citizen. He encouraged the officers to live an exemplary life in the performance of their statutory duty. For his part the head of Inspectorate at the Ministry of Transport Joseph K. Roberts lauded the IGP for setting an example that has not be done by any police Director in the history of the Liberia National Police. He said the moved by the Inspector General of the LNP was laudable and will further strengthen the relationship between the two government agencies and improve the ongoing inspection process.