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Public Safety/ Law Enforecement Reform (LR0025)



Action Plan: Liberia, Second National Action Plan, 2015-2017

Action Plan Cycle: 2015

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: MICAT, MOPT, LNP, LISGIS

Support Institution(s): CENTAL, iLab, UNPOL

Policy Areas

E-Government, Justice, Policing & Corrections, Public Service Delivery

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



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)


· 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.


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 ( 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.


  1. Extend capacity and transparency of judicial system

    LR0039, 2020, Access to Justice

  2. Create public beneficial ownership register

    LR0037, 2020, Access to Information

  3. Publish budget information online

    LR0038, 2020, Aid

  4. Promote integrity within institutions and schools

    LR0040, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  5. Increase transparency and inclusivity of public contracts

    LR0041, 2020, Access to Information

  6. Train health professionals and open health data

    LR0042, 2020, Access to Information

  7. Make legislative process more transparent and participatory

    LR0043, 2020, E-Government

  8. Enhance compliance and transparency in tax system

    LR0044, 2020, E-Government

  9. Implement transparent SGBV roadmap

    LR0045, 2020, Access to Information

  10. Increase youth engagement in national policy

    LR0046, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  11. Monitor fulfillment of commitments

    LR0047, 2020, E-Government

  12. Publish latest health data

    LR0048, 2020, Access to Information

  13. Legislative Monitoring Database

    LR0027, 2017, E-Government

  14. Publication of Budget Documents

    LR0028, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  15. Freedom of Information (FOI) Act

    LR0029, 2017, Access to Information

  16. Citizen Monitoring for the Justice System

    LR0030, 2017, Access to Justice

  17. Feedback Mechanism to Build Accountability of the LNP

    LR0031, 2017, Access to Information

  18. Capacity Building for Integrity in Government

    LR0032, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  19. Transparency in the Land Authority

    LR0033, 2017, E-Government

  20. Accountability and Value for Money Through Open Contracting

    LR0034, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Beneficial Ownership Registry

    LR0035, 2017, Access to Information

  22. Open Data/Citizen Navigation Portal

    LR0036, 2017, Access to Information

  23. Starred commitment Commercial Land Use Rights Information

    LR0011, 2015, Capacity Building

  24. Open Aid Portal and Publication of Aid Data

    LR0012, 2015, Access to Information

  25. Link Financial Management System to Aid Management Platform

    LR0013, 2015, Aid

  26. Facilitate Tracking of EVD Funds

    LR0014, 2015, Access to Information

  27. Starred commitment Implementation of the New Jury Law

    LR0015, 2015, Public Participation

  28. Citzen Monitoring of Justice System

    LR0016, 2015,

  29. Civic Education and Citizen Engagement Around Offline Tools

    LR0017, 2015,

  30. Know Your Rights' Initiative

    LR0018, 2015, Justice

  31. Passage of Whistleblower Protection Act

    LR0019, 2015,

  32. Transparency Hubs

    LR0020, 2015, Public Participation

  33. Public Service Integrity

    LR0021, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  34. Citizen Feedback Platform.

    LR0022, 2015, E-Government

  35. e-Government

    LR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  36. Public Expenditure Management Systems

    LR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  37. Public Safety/ Law Enforecement Reform

    LR0025, 2015, E-Government

  38. Open Data Portal

    LR0026, 2015, Access to Information

  39. Appoint Public Information Officers (PIOs)

    LR0007, 2015, Capacity Building

  40. Popularize Freedom of Information (Foi) Law

    LR0008, 2015, Access to Information

  41. Expand Open Budget Initiative

    LR0009, 2015, Access to Information

  42. Public Information on Land and Natural Resource Reform

    LR0010, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  43. Increase Access to Public Information

    LR0001, 2013, Access to Information

  44. Open Budget Initiative

    LR0002, 2013, E-Government

  45. Extractive Industries Transparency

    LR0003, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  46. Citizens’ Participation and Dialogue

    LR0004, 2013, Public Participation

  47. Starred commitment Accountability and Integrity

    LR0005, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  48. Technology and Innovation

    LR0006, 2013, Access to Information

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