The Government of Liberia has officially inaugurated the 16th operational West African Police Information System (WAPIS) data centre at the National Police Headquarters in Monrovia. The centre, jointly established by Liberia’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, will support the digitalisation of essential criminal data and tools for collection, centralisation, management and analysis.
The new system aims to create increased accuracy and efficiency in police criminal case records, while reinforcing the capacity of police to ensure public security and safety.
By making criminal records available digitally, data-driven solutions will increase the efficiency, speed and accuracy of service by police officers.The Ministers of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia commented at the event on the importance of increased public safety in a digitalised society.“Data is an essential component needed to make informed decisions.
Therefore, the availability of a data center which stores and collates data from criminal cases is a step in the right direction in providing justice to the general populace,” said the Attorney General.Hon. Frank Musah Dean, Minister of Justice, stated that “the capacity to share electronic criminal records across West African nations will greatly contribute to enhancing the security of these nations.”
WAPIS is an ECOWAS project funded by the European Union & implemented by Interpol.