A high-level security leadership training for ranking members of the Liberia Sea Port Police (LSP) has opened in Monrovia, the Management of the port authority of Liberia has declared.
According to the National Port Authority (NPA) Management, major courses including crime management, ethics and code of conducts, introduction to law, human rights and the Liberian Constitution, report writing, operational plans, briefing, as well as communication and debriefing are being thought during the training.
A statement issued by the port authority in Monrovia Thursday, says the training is being conducted in line with plans by the Management of National Port Authority to further build the capacity and strengthen the human resource component of the institution.
The LSP senior management training is also a major goal of the NPA management to maintaining professional paramilitary organization with the sole responsibility to secure all sea ports and effectively address security challenges and concerns at all seaports across the country.
The statement noted the training is necessary to beef-up the effectiveness of senior and middle level LSP officers in order to make them more vigilant in the execution of their mandates in support of a robust security regime under the direct supervision of the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO).
The training which began October 20, 2014 is a result of series of meetings held between the NPA (PFSO) and the Training Department of the Liberia National Police Training Academy. It is expected to last for two months.
Discussions are also being held regarding additional training opportunities for middle and line/patrol men in the first quarter of 2015.
NPA Managing Director, Madam Matilda Wokie Parker speaking, when she paid a brief visit at the training session recently, renewed her institution’s commitment to building the capacity of its employees in order to maintain professionalism within the institution at all times.
Meanwhile, more than 30 employees of the National Port Authority have already acquired different skills in various countries including the United States, Ghana, Singapore, and Israel while several others have also benefited from professional training courses at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), respectively.