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Police promises violence-free election

Lucial Dohr/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Inspector General of Police, Col.Gregory Coleman
Inspector General of Police, Col.Gregory Coleman

MONROVIA-The Liberian National Police says it remains committed to ensuring an electoral process that is free of violence.

According to Police Inspector General, Gregory Coleman, the police has put in place mechanisms to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.

He said Thursday, March 2,2017,at the Ministry of Information briefing that the police operation has three phases: pre-operational, actual and post operational, and that  the police will remain vigilant during and after the electoral process.

Inspector Coleman said:” As part of the measures, the LNP will assign three police officers to each political party and open communication link with the parties, including civil society organizations, and that the police will also partner with the media for information gathering.

Inspector Coleman further spoke of the beat system, where officers will be deployed in various communities across the country to familiarize with community dwellers, including the terrain.


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