The new Local Unit Commander (LUC) of the Eastern Police Station in Freetown, Superintendent Nepor Stevens Senessie, has set a target at his division to curb crimes.
The former staff officer to the Inspector General spoke to Awoko over the weekend that having been deemed fit by the Police Executive Management Board to be posted at that division, he was going to ensure that the people feel the presence of the police in that area.
He emphasized that he would concentrate more on curbing petty crimes like mobile phones snatching, petty robberies, assault among others, but stated that no serious crimes had been reported since he took over.
Superintendent Senessie explained that, “one thing I have in mind is to let the people have a feel of the police, their presence and visibility in the community by doing regular patrols, ensuring that officers are always on the beat.”
He further proffered to divide the area into zones to enable his personnel patrol frequently, which would serve as a deterrent or thwart the effort of mischief makers.
“This place is a business sector so it is expedient for us to involve the petty traders in our policing,” he said.
LUC Senessie said by Thursday this week he would meet with stakeholders within that community with the aim of setting up a local partnership board there.
The Eastern Police Station is now a new division, as it has been detached from the Central Police to enable it function efficiently.