U.S. Ambassador Lauds Liberia’s Police Chief For Ably Handling 2017 Elections

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Monrovia – The United States Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Christine Elder, has commended  the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, and the National Elections Security task force for the exceptional  manner in which the Liberian security apparatus handled the just ended Presidential and Representatives elections, by the provision of adequate security despite numerous challenges.

According to a LNP release, in a communication addressed to the Inspector General of Police Gregory Coleman, the United States envoy to Liberia lauded the Liberian Police Chief for his exceptional leadership role, and the tireless efforts of the National Elections Security task force Personnel for ensuring a peaceful conclusion of the Liberian Elections Process.

Ambassador Elder said the efforts of the Inspector General to  coordinate  more than 7,000 Police and other security personnel to provide presence at all polling places across the country for both the  first and second round of elections was remarkable, and a testament of  the exemplary leadership of the Inspector General of Police.

The American Ambassador called on the LNP Inspector General to take pride that Liberia now stands as a model of democracy enabling active participation of all Liberians in elections.

Ambassador Elder in her communication also extended sincere congratulations to the LNP Chief on his nomination for the Golden Star Award for Distinguished Service in West Africa.

Recently Inspector General of Police Gregory Coleman was nominated to receive the 2017 prestigious Golden Star award for distinguished security service in West Africa by the Security Watch Africa.

The Award which is the 14th edition will be conferred on the Liberian Police Inspector General on February 6- 9 2018, in Kigali, Rwanda at an exhibition that is expected to take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre.

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