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The Liberia National Police (LNP) Bong Detachment has officially inducted into the community watch teams of Kokoyah and Dementa communities a batch of community policing officers in Gbarnga.

Our correspondent says 30 men were inducted into the teams, charged with the responsibility of aiding state securities in the reduction of crimes in their respective communities.

The induction ceremony of the Kokoyah and Dementa community watch team members took place over the weekend at the SDP intersection in Gbarnga.
Under the auspices of the LNP, members of the various community watch teams in Bong County will help to buttress the efforts of the police force in their neighborhoods.

Speaking to reporters at the end of the installation exercise, an officer of the LNP Mohammed Kromah said they intend to market the police to the communities by establishing the community watch teams as a way to track down unscrupulous individuals.

At the same time, Mr. Kromah urged community dwellers to allow the establishment of the community watch teams in their respective environments.For her part, Kokoyah and Dementa Chairlady, Musu Mulbah described the security program as welcoming.

She encouraged her fellow community dwellers to initiate the program in their areas.
Madam Mulbah added that the presence of the watch team is a total threat to would – be criminals that move during night hours. She revealed that the watch forum will quickly respond to incidents before the intervention of state securities.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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