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LNP, UNPOL Re-establish Community Watch Forum In Lofa
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LNP, UNPOL Re-establish Community Watch Forum In Lofa

By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, June 17 (LINA) - The Liberia National police (LNP) in collaboration with the United Nations Police (UNPOL) has started to re-establish the Lofa County Community Watch Forum (LCCWF) ahead of UNMIL drawdown in Lofa County.

The LCCWF was established in February 2006 as a Community Watch Team to help boost the efforts of the LNP and UNPOL in curbing criminal activities across the county.

The operation of the forum came to a halt in 2014 as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Lofa County.

The LCCWF, which is expected to begin its full operation this month, is intended to provide information to the security forces about criminals, their activities and hideouts aimed at reducing the high crime rate in the county.

Speaking to members of the community watch forum in Telbomai quarter in Voinjama Tuesday, Lofa County Police Detachment Commander, Col. J. Tito Lolin, pointed out that working with the community watch forum will make the Police more proactive in its operations following UNMIL’s drawdown in Lofa County.

Lolin noted that as UNMIL draws down June 2016, the National Police will also depend on the LCCWF and community members to ensure that various communities are safe from crimes.

“The security of Liberia does not rest solely in the hands of the LNP, but also in the hands of every citizen,” the police chief stressed.

He urged community members to support the idea by providing more support to the LCCWF as it is in the interest of the county and its citizens.

LCCWF’s Co-Chairman, Mamadee Trawallay, thanked the LNP and UNPOL for revamping the Forum and promised that it will begin serving guard across the county when the resumption is endorsed by authorities.

Trawallay said although the organization is faced with challenges, it will remain vigilant in its operation as a civilian security group.


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