One hundred officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are to benefit from an Officer Data Entry Training program in Monrovia. According to an LNP release issued Wednesday, 11 April, the program is an initiative of Police Inspector General Col. Patrick T. Sudue to train officers in digital data entry so as to meet best international practices.
The disclosure was made Monday, 9 April at the official dedication of the newly renovated Charge of Quarters at LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.
The project named and styled “Patrick Sudue Initiative (PSI)” seeks to train Police Officers in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Computer operations and also ensure provision of computers to be used by police Charge of Quarters across the country.
In his dedicatory speech, Inspector General Sudue said the initiative has been his dream when he was serving as Senior Inspector of Police for Operations. Col. Sudue further noted that the Liberia National Police is behind in terms of Digital Data Entry system.
Col. Sudue said he was moved to embark on the project due to his vision to
enhance effective record keeping which will help in tracking criminals and guide the issuance of Police Clearance.
Further speaking, Inspector General Sudue promised to do more in building the capacities of Police Officers and making sure that Liberia is on par with its counterparts.
He emphasized the need for increased budgetary allotment to the Police in enhancing effective Police Operations across the country.
In an effort to build the capacities of officers outside Montserrado County, Inspector General Sudue noted that the first batch of forty beneficiaries for the computer training program will comprise officers from the rural parts of the country while the second batch will comprise officers from Montserrado County.
For her part, the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration Col. Sadatu L.M. Reeves thanked the Program Manager and the supporting partners for their support in building the capacities of officers of the LNP. She assured the IG’s partners that the equipment will be managed and used for its intended purpose.
Also speaking, the Program Manager of the Patrick Sudue Initiative (PSI), Galima Dennis, Jr. said the initiative by Col. Sudue will help officers of the Liberia National Police to graduate from a manual data entry system to a digital entry system.--Press release