In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia, authorities of the Liberia National Police(LNP), through its spokesman, Mr. Moses Carter, on Tuesday April 14, 2020 announced a reduction in crimes in various communities, especially in Montserrado and other surrounding areas.
Unlike in the past frequent crimes, LNP officers over the period battle to address armed robbery, burglary, theft of property, rape and assault and abuse among others to some extend have been minimized since the commencement of the lockdown and or stay home measures by national government through the joint security team headed by the LNP.
According to Carter, the huge and visible presence of security officers in various communities have contributed immensely to the reduction of crimes.
“The regular patrol of security personal is helping to scare away criminals from carrying out their normal unlawful activities,” Carter stated.
Though he did not give specific data as to what level the crime rates have been reduced to, he pointed out that the joint security team members are doing extremely well to protect local communities and its residents during the ongoing crisis.
In spite of the latest development, the LNP spokesman encouraged the national security officers to remain vigilant and committed in the discharge of their assigned task.