MCC Graduates 50 New Officers
To change negative public perceptions on the professional outputs of officers of the Monrovia City Police, a professionally trained, well equipped, and community minded officers will be required. And so, the Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC) through the National Police Training Academy has completed the training of fifty (50) members of the second basic recruit class.“I want to say to you, you are called on to serve your country through the city and you are charged with a responsibility to ensure that law and order of the city are enforced. And you must work to change the negative public perception of you City Police officers”, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koigee told graduates accompanied by families, friends and well-wishers.
Cautioning the officers on building a cordial relationship with residents, he said “I want you to be an inspiration. You must not be seen as City Police Officers who only take goods from street vendors, but be seen as one who is prepared to work with vendors, residents of the city, interact with them and rapidly respond when there is an accident”.
He narrated that “whilst serving as Mayor and through the unquestionable support of the President of the Republic of Liberia, we will do everything to ensure that not just Monrovia City Police but all other security apparatuses are supported”.
“To you graduates, you have the opportunity in your life, but the question remains whether you are prepared to utilize it. From what I have seen I think you are prepared to utilize it. All of you may not have the same opportunity at the same time, but that does not mean you will not get one”, he said.
Thanking President George M. Weah for the opportunity afforded him to serve, Koigee said “I urge you to be very grateful to President Weah for erasing the perception that young people cannot deliver. He has given young people the opportunity which demonstrates that irrespective of our youthfulness we can be trusted with responsibilities and those responsibilities can be executed to the fullest”.