The Government of France through its Embassy near Monrovia has reemphasized its willingness to continue assisting the Liberia National Police with the necessary trainings and equipment in the coming months, describing the performance of the Police as remarkable.
France Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Joel Godeau, said the renewing of his government’s commitment comes as the result of the excellence performance of the Liberia National Police during the just ended Special Senatorial Elections and the police contributions to the ongoing fight against Ebola.
The French envoy said the contributions of the police in these two national endeavors were remarkable, promising more support for the up-liftment of the LNP to meet future challenges.
The government of France has been supportive in building the capacity of the Police Support Unit (PSU), and the Emergency Response Unite (ERU) of the Liberia National Police.
He informed the Director of Police that his government was reviewing more possibilities to have officers of the Liberia National Police get training in France.
Amb. Godeau, in his discussion Thursday with LNP Director Chris Massaquoi at the Police Headquarters, requested the beefing up of police presence at various French facilities in the country due to a recent terrorist attack that resulted in the death of an unspecified number of French citizens in their home country.
He said such protection will discourage any future attack on French facilities in Liberia.
In remarks the Director of the Liberia National Police expressed the police deepest condolence to the government and people of France for the terrorist attack against the French people.
He said the Liberia National Police will continue to provide protection for all French citizens and other foreign nationals in the country.
Director Massaquoi lauded the French government for the support they continue to render the police, especially the Police Support Unit and the Emergency Response Unit.
The Liberian Police Chief said the police performance doing the just ended Senatorial elections was highly predicated on the level of professional training provided to the police by the French government and other foreign governments.
The Director assured the French Envoy of the police administration’s willingness to continue the professionalization of the Liberia National Police for the betterment of the Liberian society and its partners.