Gbarpolu County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Yassah Karmon-Fallah
Gov’t Deploys PSU Officers In Bopolu
By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent
BOPOLU CITY, March 24 (LINA) - In an effort to fill the security vacuum created by the withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers from Gbarpolu County, the Liberian Government has deployed ten officers of the Protective Service Unit (PSU) of the Liberia National Police to Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County.
Making the disclosure during a meeting with Gbarpolu County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Yassah Karmon-Fallah, the PSU Commander, Prince Hena, said the officers were in Bopolu City to replace the UNMIL troops that recently left the city.
According to the Liberia News Agency, Commander Hena indicated that while in Bopolu, the officers will conduct 'confidence patrols' and respond to critical incidents in the city.
He told the county administration to first channel their request for additional PSU officers through the County Police Detachment Commander, Jacob Comehn, before contacting him.
For her part, Assistant Superintendent Karmon-Fallah thanked the Liberian Government through the Director of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Chris Massaquoi, for the timely response to the county administration's request to beef up security in the county.
Madam Fallah said the presence of the PSU officers in Bopolu City will
bridge the security gap created, as a result of the departure of UNMIL
troops from Bopolu.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed county police commander Jacob Comehn is calling on citizens of the county to work along with the police in the fight against crime.
He urged them to make the Community Watch Forum proactive in every part of the county to assist the LNP in the prevention of crimes and exposure of would be trouble-makers.