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Project ID:00070887Description:PBF/LBR/E-7 Enhancing Rel betw
Fund:
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 8 May 2009
Theme:
Public Administration-W2
End Date*: 31 Dec 2010
Country: Liberia Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).
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Project Description:

This intervention is directed at core communities and respective key community (civil society) leaders, LNP officers and supervisors.  Seminars/training will increase capacities for joint identification and solving of community crime problems; infrastructure and logistical support will enable community forums to be effective and LNP presence of uniformed officers in rural and high crime areas provides more access to all citizens. Training continues at all levels of the LNP/CPF with support from development partners and government.

 

Peacebuilding Impact:

Improved community security and improved public trust in the Liberia National Police and the criminal justice system; enhanced citizen and police cooperation, equal access to the police for all citizens and greater access to police in communities; effective and principled solutions to community crime problems through the development of joint community/police strategies.

 

Outcome(s):

Reduction of community insecurity, reduction of incidents of mob/citizen violence and neighbourhood vigilantism; increased citizen trust and cooperation through daily positive contacts with LNP patrol officers, increased quality of life in communities through effective crime prevention strategies; increased effectiveness of police officers in responding to crimes in progress; increased investigative results as police have greater access to credible, community based information. 

 

Outputs and Key Activities:

Seminars in 15 county capitals and 1 in Monrovia to benefit 25 Community Police (citizen) Forum Chairpersons, 50 LNP commanders, supervisors and community police specialists; and 5 additional nominees per county and 15 from Monrovia (TBC – Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Gender, civil society) for direct benefit to 165 key.  Post-seminar each office and comparable LNP station will be provided with logistics and small infrastructure projects for office renovations; LNP would also patrol vehicles and motor-bikes specifically for use in support of increased crime prevention through high visibility and community based initiatives in promoting public/crime awareness, crime prevention and service to communities.

 

Indicator and Benchmarks:

  •    Increase  in  emergency and  non-emergency calls/contacts of citizens with police increases
  •    Intra-community tensions/disputes reduced through increased dialogue with civil society using  community based problem solving
  •    Number of security “hot spots” reduced
  •    # of opportunistic crimes reported decreases (robbery, burglary, theft)
  •    # of reported mob/citizen violence and community vigilantism decrease
  •    # of arrests for crimes in progress increase
  •    # of arrest pursuant to post-incident to investigation  increases
  •    #  of police misconduct cases decreases
  •    % increase  in  joint community and police programs delivered  at community level
  •    % of LNP patrol supervisors and officers deployed to rural and hotspot communities increased and sustained
  •    % of arrests for citizen reported crimes increases

 

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