The deputy police chief averred that a total of three armed robbery attacks were recorded since the coming into force of the operations Safe Haven, while three rape incidents were recorded, illegal possession of firearms and illegal possession of drugs recorded 0-0 respectively
This statistics, the deputy Police chief said, is the lowest in the country since the end of the country's civil conflict more than ten years ago.
Kromah, a longstanding expert in policing said the gains made in the fight against crimes can be attributed to the farsightedness of the Director of Police Hon. Chris Massaquoi and the courageousness of the men and women of the Liberia National Police.
He also averred that it was as a result of the support they received from members of the communities, some of whom that have taken up the courage to assist the police by disseminating needed information that has led to the police executing the arrest of some criminals.
The Deputy Police Inspector General said since the launched of the operation, the police have been able to restore the hope of residents of Monrovia and its environs. He lauded the massive citizen's support that was received by the police force from citizens and foreign national residing in the country.
The Police Deputy Chief named some of the successes of Operations Safe Haven as the reduction in crimes including armed robbery, reduction in traffic congestion in and around the city, the restriction placed on supper Friday that usually saw the huge movement of school kids to various beaches around the city during school hours. This was coupled with the trade of drugs and other foreign harmful substances.
Speaking to the Press and Public affairs Department of the Liberia National Police Director, Kromah pointed out that Operation Safe Haven was designed by the Inspector General of Police who also succeeded in putting into place measures to restrict the movement of motorcyclists in and around the city after 10pm.
He narrated that the measure taken by the police was gear toward arresting the wave of armed robbery and the commission of other crimes around the city and its environs. “ we were constrained on the bases of intelligence gathered that criminals were now using motorbikes at night to rain havoc on peaceful residents of the city and its surrounding, stating that the police is under moral and legal obligations to protect life and property in the country”.
Commenting on the reloaded version of Operation Safe Haven, Director Kromah said it contained strategic deployment of more police personnel in areas believed to be crime prone across the country, curtail the movement of cars without license plates so that less vehicles ply on the streets of the city, and take into consideration proper documentation of vehicles plying various streets and highways around the country.
He further noted that under the Reload Version of Operations Safe Haven, the full implementation of police regulations will be applied to the letter. He however cautioned members of the public to abide by regulations.