Body of Commissioners: Under section 7 of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission Act of 2008, the Board of Commissioners is responsible for formulating and implementing all activities and programs of the Commission including policies, procedures and systems governing the administration and operations of the Commission. The Executive Chairperson of the Commission also supervises and directs the administrative operations of the Commission acts as the Commission’s spokesperson.
Secretariat: The Board of Commissioners acts through a secretariat, consisting essentially of the Executive Director. The Secretariat provides advice to the Board of Commissioners and ensures that its decisions are implemented. The Executive Director also acts as an executive to the Executive Chairperson in managing the affairs and operations of the Commission.
Divisions: The LACC is structured and managed in terms of its main functions – enforcement (investigations and legal divisions), education and prevention, and administration. Three Commissioners have special responsibilities for particular functions: there is a Commissioner for Enforcement and a Commissioner for Education and Prevention. There is also a Commissioner for Administration. The day-to-day management of the operations of each division is conducted by a senior managing officer with the title of Program Manager.
Investigation Division: This division falls within Enforcement. It consists of specialist investigators who assess complaints and then investigate them. They report to the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will decide whether or not to report the matter to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution.
Legal Division: This division is also part of Enforcement. Specialist lawyers and prosecutors in this division give general advice about the LACC’s powers and functions. They also work with teams of investigators and provide legal advise about issues in the investigators. They also work Ministry of Justice prosecutors during trials of LACC cases. While the Board refers cases to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution, the LACC may also assume control of the case and prosecute it for itself if there has been no steps taken by the Ministry for a period of 90 days. The prosecutors of the Legal Division then become the primary prosecutor for the case.
The LACC undertakes that officers of both the legal and investigations divisions will receive and promptly act on complaints of alleged corruption; work closely with the Liberian law enforcement community and the Liberian society; conducting fair, efficient, effective, non-politicized investigation, indictments and prosecutions; and ensure effective but fair punishment including assets forfeiture and proceeds of crime confiscation under the rule of law.
Education and Prevention Division: The Education and Enforcement Division has a range of functions. These include conducting nationwide research, public, business and government opinion surveys and monitoring and reporting on the state of Corruption in Liberia. It also educates and provides information and public awareness about corruption and anti-corruption measures and public awareness through publications , the media and the web. It also conducts integrity workshops and community meetings and other outreach events. Specialist prevention officers advise government of Liberia agencies and departments about the risk of corruption and measures to reduce it. This division is also responsible for asset declaration and verification of Liberian public officials.
Administrative Division: This Division is responsible for executing the policies of the Board of Commissioners, the general management of the LACC, support for operations and all main administrative functions. The administration division ensures that the LACC employs professional staff who demonstrate with high levels of integrity. It aims to work closely with governmental/non-governmental and private partners and promote inter-agency cooperation and coordination.