Meet Liberia’s New Police Chief Designate – Patrick Toe Sudue

Liberia’s New Police Chief Designate, Patrick Toe Sudue

As Liberia, Africa’s oldest Republic changes its political gear; ushering in another team of leadership to steer the state of affairs with the Country’s pride internationally, soccer legend George Manneh Weah as its 24th President being called to serve his Country for another six years, several qualified Liberians have been picked to join the leadership wagon of the nation.

One of such qualified Liberians who have been called upon to form part of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led Government is Mr. Patrick Toe Sudue as Liberia’s incoming Police Chief, his level of vast experiences in the security sector gave him edge over others.

The professional profile of Mr. Patrick Toe Sudue as an experience law enforcement officer is being backed with rich credentials dating back in the early1990s when he joined Liberia National Police in September 1, 1992 where he sincerely earned for himself respect amongst his colleagues serving 25 consecutive years in the law-enforcement sector.

Speaking to the GNN-Liberia, the Police Chief designate explained that his professional career started as a patrolman with the function of dispatching communications in and out of the headquarters, where he said he patiently worked his way through the rank and files of the LNP  up to the point of his preferment by His Excellency George M. Weah as a nominee for the position of the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police.

Religiously, ‘Sudue’ as he is commonly call is a Christian and a full member of the Winners Chapel International  in Congo Town where he serves as Deacon with a humble spirit, effective communication, public relation and quality leadership skills, a team builder, perfect conflict negotiation and resolution skills.

The soft-spoken and intelligently filled Liberian law enforcement officer speaking to the GNN-Liberia, bragged noting that he is always available and willing to listen and learn; trust worthy and always prepared to display a high level of integrity and honesty, problem solver, inspires and motivates others and most of have the passion for this noble profession.

Being academically sound, the police chief designate served as an instructor at the University of Liberia in the Sociology and Anthropology Department and the National Police Training Academy, and also served as coordinator to all political parties in the just ended 2017- 2018 general and presidential elections.

“I am one of the brains behind the reduction of crimes in Liberia which is evident by the subsequent arrest of numerous armed robbers during my regular night patrols. I played a lead role in the arrest of those that were involved in the death of the late Keith Jabbah former head of the PPCC on his farm, restoring law and order at Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) that was rocked by a very serious demonstration and looting of the company assets, resolved the Ganta riot that caused businessman Prince Howard to lose his properties, I also negotiated the release of Dr. Roland Massaquoi who was held hostage on fendell campus and assisted the University of Liberia finding a peaceful solution to the students riot, resolved many demonstrations in and around Monrovia,” he told our reporter in an exclusive interview.

Speaking further about his professional performances, Mr. Sudue said he was instrumental in arresting one of the culprits in the killing of a Muslim brother who was shot around the Cemenco factory on the freeway during last year fast month, and re-arrested one of the murderers who was involved in the death of an American national at the Mamba Point hotel, he broke jail from the Monrovia Central prison.

“I led the fight and dissolution of some notorious armed robbers group called the Red Head Tie and eleven brothers of west point and the exchange of gun fire  between me and about 10 armed robbers in September 2016 in the Saye and Jallah’s Town communities, just to name a few,” he said.

“I usually ensure the management, command and control of officers of the Liberia National police, to ensure the proper execution of all strategic operational plans which are relative to the enforcement of Laws and ordinances in the country, the preservation of public peace; the prevention, detection and investigation of criminals and to observe the human rights of all citizens,” he told the GNN-Liberia.

On the international scene, Mr. Sudue said In December of 2016, he represented the Liberia National Police in Dakar, Senegal at a dialogue meeting between Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia to support and improve cross border security, and in June of 2013, he also represented Liberia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the 5th Regional meeting for the development of the strategic guidance framework for International Police Peacekeeping held at the African Union headquarters.

“I was opportune to have represented Liberia in October 2012 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, California, USA. I also served as an active member of this organization which is the largest Police organization in the world.

In February 2010, I also represented Liberia in Abuja, Nigeria at a conference held at the ECOWAS head office to critic the Police component of the standby Force document.”

Below is full detail of his Curriculum Vitae

Personal    Information

Name:                                   Patrick Toe Sudue

Entered Service:                  September 1, 1992

Working Experience:          25 Years

Date of Birth:                       November 23, 1964

Place of Birth:                      Montserrado County

Religion:                                Christian

Height:                                   5’9”

Weight:                                   255 Lbs

Marital Status                         Widower

Gender:                                   Male

Nationality:                             Liberian

County of Origin:                  Grand Kru

Home Address:                       Intersection of Carey and Robert Streets

Cell   #:                                    +231-886-511-352 / +231-776-012-442

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2016                               Master of Arts Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security

(MCPS) from Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in

Accra, Ghana

2011                               Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology (BA)

University of   Liberia, Capitol Hill

2000                               Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (BSc)

University of Liberia, Capitol Hill

1987                               Certificate (WAEC)

Senior High School (Monrovia College & Industrial Training School)

Camp Johnson Road.

 

1985                               Diploma

Monrovia College & Industrial Training High School (MC)

Camp Johnson Road.

 

1982                               Bassa Teenage Junior High School

Capitol Bye-Pass, Monrovia

ACHIEVEMENT / AWARD

 

 

2016           Certificate of participation as facilitator/UNMIL Small Arms and Light Weapons

Training Workshop

 

2012           Certificated as Member of the International Association of Chiefs of

Police (IACP), USA

 

2012           Certificate of Attendance, International Association of Chiefs of

Police (IACP) Conference, San Diego Convention Center, Sam Diego,

California, USA

 

2011           Certificate, Liberia National Police Firearms Training

UNPOL Department of Training and Development, Monrovia

 

2011           Certificate, Pre- Election Strategic Management workshop

Headquarters of the Liberia National Police

 

2010           Certificate, Civil Military Coordination Course

UNMIL G5, Integrated Mission Training Centre, Monrovia

 

2010           Certificate, ECOWAS Senior Mission Leaders Course

African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies National Defense

College, Abuja, Nigeria

 

2010           Certificate, World of Faith Bible Institution

Leadership Diploma Course (LDC)

Winners Chapel, Monrovia

 

2010           Certificate, Police Operations and Anti-Riot

African Center for Crime Prevention R&S Police Research

Center, Mubarak Police Academy

Cairo, Egypt

2010           Certificate, First Place, Physical fitness, Police Operations and

Riot Dispersal, African Center for Crime Prevention R&S Police

Research Center, Mubarak Police Academy

Cairo, Egypt

2010           Certificate, World of Faith Bible Institute

Leadership Certificate Course (LCC)

Winners Chapel, Monrovia

2009           Certificate, UNMIL Basic Instructor Development Course

National Police Training Academy, Monrovia

2008           Liaison between the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and National

Police Training Academy

 

2008           Certificate of completion Logistical Support to UN Peacekeeping

Operations United Nations Institute for Training Research

Program Of Correspondence Instruction in Peace Keeping.

 

2008           Certificate of completion, Peacekeeping and International Conflict

Resolution United Nations Institute for Training Research

Program Of Correspondence Instruction in Peace Keeping.

 

2008           Certification of attendance, Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop

Liberia National Police Training Academy in alliance with UNPOL

and the Legal Judiciary system Support Division (UNMIL), Monrovia

 

2008          Certificate, Liberia National Police Leadership Programs

National Policing Improvement Agency International

Academy (NPIA) Bramshill, United Kingdom (UK)

2007           Certificate of completion, Operational Logistical Support

United Nations Institute for Training Research Program

of Correspondence Instruction in Peace Keeping.

 

2007           Certificate of Participation, Security Executives Round Table

Workshop Liberia National Law Enforcement Association

Monrovia

 

2007           Certificate, United Nations Instructor Development Workshop

Green Building UNMIL, Tubman Boulevard

 

2005           Certificate, Senior Law Enforcement Qualification Program

(General Management and Police Related Course)

National Police Training Academy, Monrovia

 

2005           Certificate, Leadership Seminar-Liberia

National Law enforcement Association, Monrovia

 

2005           Certificate of completion, UNMIL, Basic Police Training

National Police Training Academy, Monrovia

 

2004           Certificate, UNMIL, Basic Police Recruit Training

National Police Training Academy, Monrovia

 

2004           Certificate, UNMIL Distinguished   Leadership Award

National Police Training Academy, Monrovia

2004           Certificate, Liberia National Police /UNMIL Senior

Management Workshop, Monrovia

2004           Certificate, UNMIL Crime Analysis Training

Liberia National Police, Monrovia

2000           Certificate, University of Liberia

Economics   Student   Association

Capitol Hill, Monrovia

1999  Transcript, Law Enforcement, Convention & Training

Camp Johnson Road. Monrovia

1997           Certificate, Election Security Police Training

United States Department of Justice International Criminal

Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)

Monrovi

1992           Summoned as Grand Juror,

1st Judicial Circuit Court Temple of Justice

Capitol Hill, Monrovia

1985           Accredited Accounting Technician Civil service,

Carey Street. Monrovia

JOB EXPERIENCE

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March 9, 2017 Present   Deputy Commissioner/Operations      3000 personnel and above

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Deputy Commissioner of Police for Operations serves as general supervisor for all uniformed personnel. He shall coordinate the activities of the operations wing of the Liberia National Police and report to the Assistant Director or Commissioner of Police for operations. He shall serve as a principle deputy to the Assistant Director or Commissioner of Police for operations. He coordinates and monitors the affairs of the leeward Counties and makes sure that logistics and supplies are made available to the leeward counties. He shall ensure the discipline and efficiency of all subordinate officers of the Liberia National police. He shall conduct periodic inspections of the leeward Counties and serves as a member of the senior staff of the Liberia National Police.

The Deputy Commissioner shall participates in the strategic and policy development, and to ensure the organization fulfills its legal obligations for service delivery , institutes best practices, audit and control, disciplinary and conduct oversight commensurate with positional scope of work. The Deputy Commissioner shall work in accordance with the Liberia National Police department rules and regulations, general and special orders, and receives assignments and instructions from officers of higher rank. He shall perform other lawful duties assigned him by the Assistant director Commissioner of Police for operations and or Director/ Inspector General of Police

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January 22, 2017   Present        Regional Commander/Monrovia Region   1500 personnel above

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Regional Commander for Monrovia Region monitored, supervised and controls the day to day operational activities of Monrovia Region which comprised of all Zones and Depots in Monrovia and report to the Deputy Commissioner for Operations.

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February 29, 2016       Present              Instructor                                                 Junior Students

University Of Liberia

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

I am charged with the responsibility of imparting acknowledge to junior students of Sociology and Anthropology Department, University of Liberia

 

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October 18, 2016   Present       LNP Coordinator to the Armed Forces of Liberia         None

Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) Team

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

I am charged with the responsibility of being the Liberia National Police focal person on the Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team aimed at promulgating the issues of Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) across the country, through the print and electronic media, schools visits, and community dialogues, thereby sending a “Don’t Touch” awareness message to the public.

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July10, 2015  March 8, 2017         Senior Inspector of Police             3500 personnel and above 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: 

The senior Inspector of Police is the first uniform officer in the Liberia National Police. He serves as a general supervisor for all uniform personnel. He shall coordinate the activities of the operations wing of the Liberia National Police and report to the Assistant Director or Commissioner of Police for operations. He shall serve as a principle deputy to the Assistant Director or Commissioner of Police for operations. He shall link Central operations with the leeward Counties, see to it that logistics and supplies are made available to the leeward counties. He shall ensure discipline and courtesy and evaluate the efficiency of subordinates of the Liberia National police and conduct periodic inspections of leeward Counties. He shall serve as a member of the senior staff of the Liberia National Police and perform other lawful duties assigned him by the Assistant director or Commissioner of Police for operations and or Inspector General of Police. 

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Feb. 4, 2009   July 10, 2015      Senior Inspector for Central                  2500 personnel and above

Operations

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Responsible to manage, command and control at a divisional level within the Liberia National police, to ensure the proper strategic development, policy development and management relative to the enforcement of Laws and ordinances in Monrovia, the preservation of public peace; the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal offences, the arrest of offenders, the protection of the rights of persons and properties, the preservation of public order and performance of other duties as prescribed by competent authority and the fall within the legal jurisdiction and authority of the Liberia National Police.

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January 9, 2008   Sept. 2008          Liaison Officer of the NPTA to the ERU       None

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The liaison Officer is responsible to coordinate training needs of the Emergency Respond Unit (ERU) from the National Police Training Academy (NPTA) and report to the Deputy Commissioner for Training and Development.

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Sept, 12, 2008    Feb. 4, 2009    Coordinator for Administration          The entire LNP

and Operation Departments

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Serve as Coordinator between the Administration and Operations Department.

Supervise all night operations in consultation with the Deputy Inspector General for Operations.

Serve as liaison to the Administration Department and report to the Deputy Inspector General for Administration.

Monitor personnel attendance at Zones and Depots and submit copies of report to the Deputy Inspector General for Operations and Administration.

In collaboration with the Deputy Commissioner of Police for Leeward and Central Operations, plan and execute inspection of personnel and equipment and summit findings to the Deputy Inspector General for Administration for review and action.

Attend coordination meetings with collaborating partners as directed by both the Administration and Operations Department.

Prepare Police SITREP or situation report every morning for onward transmission.

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Oct, 31, 2007   Sept. 12. 2008     Commandant                           123 Personnel 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: 

The Commandant is responsible for building the capacity of personnel of the Liberia National Police, Recruits and other security apparatus with regards to screening and to formulate training strategies, plans and developing curriculum for training. Also to supervise and control all instructional Staff and all other employees of the National Police Training Academy and coordinate cordial working relationship with donors and other partners and report to the Deputy Commissioner for Training and Development. Supervise all administrative activities of the National Police Training Academy and report to the Commissioner for Training and Development.

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Jan 30, 2007    Oct 31, 2007    Deputy Commandant                     122 personnel

for Administration

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

The Deputy Commandant is charged with the responsibility of supervising, controlling, and implementing strategic plans for Training. He serves in this capacity as liaison between the staff and administration. He conducts a check and balance on instructional materials, staff and most of all supervised the administration of the Academy and report to the Commandant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 28, 2002    Jan.30, 2007    Chief of Logistics                       235 personnel

Liberia National Police

 DUTIES

The Chief of Logistics is charged with the responsibility of procuring all equipment and supplies for the Liberia National police. To supervise all purchases, donations, supplies and conduct distributions to officers of the Liberia National Police.  Attend to all urgent operational logistical needs, coordinate the efficiency of technical support to donor countries, monitors the conditions and serviceability of vehicles and equipment issued to various sections, units, sub-stations and details, as well as regulating the movement of these vehicles by monitoring the vehicle logs. Formulating Policies for the logistics section, served as a member of the budgetary committee of the Liberia National Police, and to ensure the maintenance of the Headquarters, Zones, Depots and the Leeward Counties and subsequently report to the Commissioner for Administration. 

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Dec. 6. 2004   Dec. 19, 2004       Acting Assistant Director for            All sections under Administration

Administration

DUTIES:

The Assistant Director for Administration is responsible for directly supervising all sections assigned under the administration of the Liberia National Police. To handle the day to day administrative interactions between the Liberia National police and the general public. To implement all policies, discipline within the organization, and ensure equal distribution of the organization’s resources, rules and regulations to the fullest and report to the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration.

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Aug. 28, 2002   Jan.30, 2002    Deputy Chief of Logistics        225 personnel

Liberia National Police

 

DESCRIPTION    OF   DUTIES: 

Charged with the responsibility of monitoring the daily and monthly attendance rosters, and carry out instruction from the Chief of Logistics to all sections assigned under the Logistics Division, to include the Logistics staff and to ensure the implementation of instructions and revert to the Chief of Logistics. Those sections are the Motor pool and Maintenance.

 

 

 

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Jan. 25. 2000   April, 30. 2002    Chief of store/warehouse          5 personnel

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

The Chief of Warehouse receives all purchased goods (finished goods,/raw materials), donations and conduct a comprehensive inventory of all goods received by doing a check and balance against the delivery notes and invoices. All the supplies are logged for distribution purposes. He also monitors all supplies entering and leaving the warehouse by using the log book and by filling in a requisition form for accountability and later report to the Chief of Supply for onward transmission.

 

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Sept. 1, 1992   Jan. 25, 2000    Dispatcher/ Supply officer             12 personnel

 

DUTIES:

 

The supply officer is responsible to assist the chief of supply in the distribution of supplies to all sections, counties, and Personnel of the Liberia National Police. He log out supplies leaving the supply room and assist in conducting inventory. The supply officer provides statistical information of supplies distributed and balances on stock and report to the Chief of Supply. He also dispatched communications from the office to other offices in and out of Central Headquarters.

 

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Feb.1992   April 1992      Foreman 1stJudicial Circuit                14 personnel

Court, Temple of Justice

DUTIES:

 

The duty of the Foreman is to head the Grand Jury and cross examined cases emulating from the general public and the government and  to determine whether these cases has evidence or magnitude to warrant the Grand Jurors to forward  same to an open court for trial. Henceforth, when the case has magnitude, the Grand jurors will render a true bill. If said case doesn’t have any magnitude, the Grand Jurors will render a bill of ignoramus which means the case will be thrown out and will not be heard in court.

 

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.