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Only 16 LNP Officers Manning Grand Kru County

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Only 16 police officers are working in one of Liberia’s remotest political sub-divisions, Grand Kru County-LINA reports. Grand Kru, the least populated of the 15 counties, is inhabited by 57,913 people, according to the 2008 Population and Housing Census of Liberia.

It spans 1,504 square miles and comprises 19 Administrative Districts. But Grand Kru is poised to improve its security with the Liberia National Police recruiting 15 additional persons from across the county to beef up the strength of its detachment there.

County Police Commander and Chief Superintendent Regina Sando told the Liberia News Agency Sunday that out of 25 persons tested by a recruitment team from Monrovia, 15 persons were selected. She said the successful ones, who include a female, will be sent to the National Police Academy in Monrovia for training before deployment in the county

Commander Sando, who expressed delight over the exercise which was conducted in concert with the United Nations Police (UNPOL), noted that the recruitment will help solve the long-standing manpower shortage in Grand Kru police unit.

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