The Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR) at the Ministry of Justice is training its staff of the Specialized Investigation Unit in Advanced Investigation techniques in Monrovia.
The Unit is responsible for internal investigation of its officers, jail breaks and other unwholesome activities within the prison system.
It is headed by Moses Lavela, who was officially inducted into office on Monday, September 17.
The unit, comprising eight officers – two females and six males – was established in 2016 and has since been conducting investigations within the Bureau of Corrections.
A Ministry of Justice release said Mr. Eddie S. Tarawali, Assistant Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation, lauded the Swedish Government, Irish Aid, UNDP, and the UN Human Rights (UNHR) office for the support given the Government to enhance the work of the BCR.
He extended special thanks to the Sweden Corrections Services for sending two officers Niklas Ljungblom and Niklas Bostedt to train Liberia Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation Specialized Investigation Unit officers
Minister Tarawali challenged the BCR officers to make use of the knowledge provided by the Swedish trainers in basic investigative security training technique and cautioned them to effectively execute their duties without fear or favor.
Minister Tarawali said that the total cost of the training, including two trainers’ expanses, amounts to about US$25,000.
The training, which ends on September 21, is focusing on Advanced Investigation, Intelligence Information in Prisons, Investigation Skills, Reporting System, Early Warning System and Prison Security, among others.