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Liberia

Public Safety/ Law Enforecement Reform (LR0025)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Liberia, Second National Action Plan, 2015-17

Action Plan Cycle: 2015

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: MICAT, MOPT, LNP, LISGIS

Support Institution(s): CENTAL, iLab, UNPOL

Policy Areas

E-Government, Security

IRM Review

IRM Report: Liberia End-of-Term Report 2015-2017, Liberia Progress Report 2015-2017

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Performance indicators
System built, functioning, accessible and regularly updated
Number of persons/users accessing police information on this platform.
Live data available on LNP website
Police dataset on Liberia’s Open Data Portal

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For Commitment details, see Liberia Progress Report 2015-2017.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

4.4 Establish LNP Online Informatics (Digitize Community Policing)

(MICAT, MOPT, LNP, LISGIS, with support from CENTAL, iLab, UNPOL; 15 July 2015 - 20 February 2016)

Milestones:

· 4.4.1 Create online crime/policing maps with visualization options and interactivity and link it up with police official website;

· 4.4.2. Push current police nationwide data to this platform in real time

· 4.4.3 Make this platform available via LNP official website

Commitment Aim

This commitment plans to establish an online platform to track police data in real time. The platform will include crime maps, motor vehicle accident data, traffic violations data, information on locations of police depots, feedback on actions taken against the unprofessional conduct of police officers, regular updates on road conditions, police recruitment processes and policies, and community engagement activities. If implemented, this commitment could have a transformative impact on citizens’ access to public safety and policing information.

Status

Midterm: Not Started

This commitment has functionally not started. The CSOs involved in implementing it have drafted communication to the Liberian National Police (LNP) and relevant ministries, agencies and commissions on the types of data to collect and publish online. They recommended that datasets on policing be published and that a national police-tracking platform is developed. For more information, please see the 2015–2016 IRM midterm report.

End-of-Term: Limited

The LNP officially launched its website (http://lnp.gov.lr/lnp/) outside the action plan assessment period, on 29 November 2017. According to a representative from the Carter Center, the website aimed to enable both the public and police officers to access information about the institution via mobile phones. However, the website is not being updated on a regular basis.[Note58: Interview with Mr. Nah from Carter Center, November 2017.] Moreover, according to Peace Work Liberia, an NGO that mediates on community conflicts, the mobile website does not provide updates on police data in real time, nor does it provide crime statistics or crime maps. Therefore, the IRM researcher considers this commitment to have a limited level of completion.

The Executive Director of Peace Work Liberia, Mr. William Howard, commended the initiative but noted that the website is not updated on a regular basis.

Did it Open Government?

Access to Information: Did Not Change

The commitment saw limited implementation and the platform was developed after the implementation of the action plan period. According to CSO representatives, the information provided in the platform is limited and is not updated on a regular basis. There are no changes in government practice in disclosing information about police in a meaningful way.

Carried forward?

This commitment was not carried forward.


Commitments

  1. Legislative Monitoring Database

    LR0027, 2017, E-Government

  2. Publication of Budget Documents

    LR0028, 2017, Audits and Controls

  3. Freedom of Information (FOI) Act

    LR0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  4. Citizen Monitoring for the Justice System

    LR0030, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Feedback Mechanism to Build Accountability of the LNP

    LR0031, 2017, E-Government

  6. Capacity Building for Integrity in Government

    LR0032, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Transparency in the Land Authority

    LR0033, 2017, E-Government

  8. Accountability and Value for Money Through Open Contracting

    LR0034, 2017, E-Government

  9. Beneficial Ownership Registry

    LR0035, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  10. Open Data/Citizen Navigation Portal

    LR0036, 2017, Audits and Controls

  11. Starred commitment Commercial Land Use Rights Information

    LR0011, 2015, Capacity Building

  12. Open Aid Portal and Publication of Aid Data

    LR0012, 2015, Aid

  13. Link Financial Management System to Aid Management Platform

    LR0013, 2015, Aid

  14. Facilitate Tracking of EVD Funds

    LR0014, 2015, Aid

  15. Starred commitment Implementation of the New Jury Law

    LR0015, 2015,

  16. Citzen Monitoring of Justice System

    LR0016, 2015,

  17. Civic Education and Citizen Engagement Around Offline Tools

    LR0017, 2015,

  18. Know Your Rights' Initiative

    LR0018, 2015,

  19. Passage of Whistleblower Protection Act

    LR0019, 2015,

  20. Transparency Hubs

    LR0020, 2015, Public Participation

  21. Public Service Integrity

    LR0021, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  22. Citizen Feedback Platform.

    LR0022, 2015, E-Government

  23. e-Government

    LR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  24. Public Expenditure Management Systems

    LR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  25. Public Safety/ Law Enforecement Reform

    LR0025, 2015, E-Government

  26. Open Data Portal

    LR0026, 2015, Open Data

  27. Appoint Public Information Officers (PIOs)

    LR0007, 2015, Capacity Building

  28. Popularize Freedom of Information (Foi) Law

    LR0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  29. Expand Open Budget Initiative

    LR0009, 2015, Capacity Building

  30. Public Information on Land and Natural Resource Reform

    LR0010, 2015, Extractive Industries

  31. Increase Access to Public Information

    LR0001, 2013, Capacity Building

  32. Open Budget Initiative

    LR0002, 2013, E-Government

  33. Extractive Industries Transparency

    LR0003, 2013, Audits and Controls

  34. Citizens’ Participation and Dialogue

    LR0004, 2013, Public Participation

  35. Starred commitment Accountability and Integrity

    LR0005, 2013, Conflicts of Interest

  36. Technology and Innovation

    LR0006, 2013, E-Government