Fifteen persons including six officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP), were recently awarded certificates in the area of criminal justice system. The certification follows six weeks of intensive training.
The six-week training was offered by the Masons Criminal Justice Academy.
The ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Pamela Kay High School in Red Hill Field, Virginia outside of Monrovia.
The Academy, according to Mr. Morris Brown, director of program, is in the process of attaining accreditation from the National Commission on Higher Education at the Ministry of Education.
He also told the gathering that the school provides basic and fundamental of the criminal justice system.
He said, the program’s lecturers were graduates of the Masons Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, based in the United States of America.
According to him, the institution established in 2005, is mainly intended to encourage, promote, organize and facilitate research training, peace education, advocacy lecture and debates in all criminal justice related subjects.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, David Fayiah, joint police commander in the Virginia’s settlement challenged the graduates to utilize the skills and knowledge they acquired during the six-week training.
He said the program exposed him to several criminal justice issues he did not learn when he was at the Liberia National Police Academy.
“We were taught in court proceeding as a criminal justice actors.”
“The training has prepared me to further my study in criminal justice at the AME Zion University,” Fayiah said.