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Authorities the Liberia National Police (LNP) headed by Inspector General Col. Patrick Sudue have officially dedicated a consignment of uniforms and raingears for members of the LNP at its Headquarters.

According to a press release issued recently, the LNP announced a total number of 3,200 uniforms for the Crimes Services Division (CSD), Police Support Unit (PSU), Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and the Public Safety Division (Patrol and Traffic).

The new consignment includes 1,000 pieces of Battle Dressed Uniforms (BDU) for PSU and ERU, 2,000 pieces of regular patrol uniforms for both junior and senior officers.Speaking at a well attended unveiling ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia National Fire Service Director General Col. Alex K. Dickson called for a more unified force among members of the LNP.He challenged the men and women in the blue to continuously work as a team in effecting an efficient duty to nation.For her part, Deputy Police Inspector General for Administration Col. Sadatu L. M. Reeves, recognized the efforts of the Inspector General of Police, Col.

Patrick Sudue for uniforms to be purchased by the LNP.
“Since 2006, this is the first time for uniforms to be purchased in our history. All our uniforms received have been donor-driven,” she said.

Also speaking, the Inspector General of Police Col. Patrick Sudue recognized his four principal deputies for ably realizing his dream and helping to achieve his promise made to the Liberia National Police during his confirmation hearing last year.

He also commended his former Deputy for Operations, now Commissioner General at the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Col. Robert W. Budy, Sr. for the help provided as one of the deputies at the LNP.Considering the rainy weather condition here, Col. Sudue says his administration also procured additional 3,000 rain coats, and also announced an ongoing distribution of 50kg bag of rice to each LNP Officer.
Col. Sudue explained that the distribution process of the uniforms and rain gears will begin in the rural parts of the country and eventually end up in Monrovia.He added that this is in fulfillment of prioritizing officers in the rural parts of the country in line with the maxim, “Monrovia is not Liberia.”For his part, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean appreciated the leadership of the Liberia National Police for making efforts to secure uniforms and outfits for the institution.

He cautioned the public to remain respectful to police and the rule of law. The program was graced by senior officials of the Joint Security and other senior and junior officers of the Liberia National Police.—Press release

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