LiNCSA leads SOP development with national security experts from AFL, LNP, EPS, NSA, LDEA and LIS.


The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms is leading a Technical Committee on Arms (TCA) team of experts to review existing practices as well as develop, synchronize and agree on a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for arms inspection in Liberia. The Technical Committee workshop commenced on Monday, November 12, 2018. The completed SOPs will be validated, published and distributed amongst Government Security Agencies authorized to bear arms.

The TCA team of Experts is comprised of 16 personnel from state security agencies, including the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia National Police (LNP), National Security Agency (NSA), Executive Protection Service (EPS), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) and the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA). The TCA includes Armorers, Physical Security and Firearms experts, and Stockpile Managers with the responsibilities of managing stockpiles, armories and other weapons storage facilities.

The intrinsic objective for the SOPs is to establish national standards and synchronize procedures to guide Government Security Agencies in the proper management of firearms, ammunition, and related materials, armoires and other temporary arms storage facilities across the country.

This initiative is part of a Project to support Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) in Liberia; the project is funded by the British Government through its Embassy in Monrovia and implemented by the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA).  The overall goal of the project is to facilitate efforts aimed at improving PSSM in Liberia and addressing issues of trafficking and circulation of illicit small arms and light weapons within and across Liberia.  
Other key activities under the Project include Assessment of permanent and temporary Government armories and temporary weapons storage facilities, technical capacity building for the Technical Committee on Arms, upgrading the temporary public armory facility at the LNP headquarters, and two major massive awareness campaigns against the trafficking of arms and other dangerous substances in border communities in Bong and Nimba Counties.