Sinoe Joint Security Task Force Assures ‘Safety’

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The Joint Security Task Force of Sinoe in Greenville, Sinoe County has assured residents and visitors of protection both during the day and night in the county.
The Task Force has set-up a network to be able to provide security when it is needed.
Its chairman, Cllr. John A. A. Gabriel, told the Daily Observer Tuesday that regular meetings are held on Johnstone Street, Greenville, to help the task force become effective in its operations.
Cllr. Gabriel, who is also the County Attorney, indicated that the task force collaborates with the Grand Kru County group to have a coordinated security arrangement.
“We can assure everybody, including our VIPs, that Sinoe County is safe and will be safe throughout the [July 26] celebrations,” Cllr. Gabriel said.
He noted that there will be patrol of plain and uniformed officers to make sure that everything is under control. “We are going to have a beautiful celebration not only in Grand Kru County, but also in Sinoe County,” Cllr. Gabriel pledged.
The Joint Security Task Force meeting was attended by Chief Superintendant Alexander G. Mooney of the Liberia National Police (LNP); Officer-in-Charge Edward W. Kpahn, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); and Mr. Alphonso S. Jarbo, National Security Agency (NSA).
Others were Mr. T. Tefleh Nyanmieh of the Executive Protection Service (EPS); Col. Patrick N. Nyeikan of Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN); Attorney Joseph T. Ledlum, Greenville City Solicitor; and Maj. Thomas Y. White, Superintendant – Greenville Central Prison.
The two co-chairmen of the Joint Security Task Forces, Chief Superintendent Mooney and Col. Nyeikan, in separate interviews, re-assured for residents and visitors of effective and reliable security in both counties.
The Police Commissioner said they are expecting more officers from LNP, including the Police Support Unit (PSU) and the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to boost the strength of the Police. He did not state how many officers are involved.
For his part, Col. Nyeikan revealed that besides protecting the border lines, officers would also be encouraging people to wash their hands and be tested by thermometers.
Meanwhile, Acting County Health Officer, Samson Q. Wiah said the county has reorganized its Ebola Task Force with more focus to ensure the application of health protocols.
Mr. Wiah said the team has conducted several training sessions in all 33 health centers in the county on how to treat dead bodies and how to handle suspected Ebola patients.
Mr. Wiah, who is also the County Health Department Director, said commanders at the various checkpoints in the county, including members of the Joint Security Task Force, have also been trained.
“We are reinforcing our previous preventive measures by the taskforce during the height of the disease in the country,” Mr. Weah said. “We have three ambulances to patrol the county and we have erected an isolation center in the Greenville with additional 14 in other parts of the county.”

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