Building Civilian Police Capacity: Post-Conflict Liberia, 2003-2011
Focus: Accountable Policing
Topics: Internal Accountability, Community Policing, Recruitment, Corruption, Training
Type: Case Studies
Author: Jonathan (Yoni) Friedman and Christine MacAulay
Keywords: vetting, UN policies, training curriculum, rural policing, recruitment, rank restructuring, pre-deployment training, oversight agency, local police training, internal management, donor relations, disciplinary system, depoliticization, demilitarization, corruption, complaint collection, community policing
Jonathan (Yoni) Friedman drafted this case study on the basis of interviews conducted in Monrovia, Liberia, during June and July 2011, and on the basis of interviews conducted by Arthur Boutellis in Monrovia in May 2008 and text prepared by Christine MacAulay. Case published September 2011. A separate case study, “Building an Inclusive, Responsive National Police Service: Gender-Sensitive Reform in Liberia, 2005-2011” describes efforts to increase gender diversity and respond to high rates of sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia.