Liberia National Law Enforcement Association

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The Liberia National Law Enforcement Association (LINLEA) “was founded in 1994 as a professional organization to represent law enforcement and security officials and promote professionalism in law enforcement and security agencies. LINLEA has over 600 members from more than 25 public and private security agencies in Liberia, including the Liberia Female Law Enforcement Association (LIFLEA).” [1]

Listed as a partner organization of the International Center for Transitional Justice, and a member of the Africa Democracy Forum.


Received three grants from the NED:

  • 2002: "To establish a Center for Criminal Justice Research and Education, which will conduct a study on law-enforcement agencies in Liberia, the Liberian judiciary, and Liberian correctional institutions. The Center will also conduct two opinion surveys on public perceptions of the country’s criminal-justice institutions; conduct workshops on the administration of justice in Liberia and on human rights for law enforcement officers; produce a radio program entitled “The Criminal Justice Forum”; and host a bimonthly public lecture."
  • 2004: "To implement programs to help criminal justice institutions provide professional and humane services to reduce incidents of human rights abuses. The Association will conduct workshops for law enforcement professionals and civil society; conduct a Transnational Justice Advocacy and Education program; start a research internship program; broadcast its monthly radio program and host a discussion forum."
  • 2005: "To promote a humane and democratic approach to the administration of justice that respects human rights, liberty, and dignity. Activities will include two community crime prevention workshops, a legal reform workshop, a consultative forum with leaders, a week-long criminal justice administration seminar, two assemblies on government accountability, an opinion survey on corruption, a monthly radio program, a quarterly public lecture, and an internship program." [2]