nspector General (IG) of Malawi Police Service George Kainja has challenged officers from Chikwawa and Nsanje districts to demonstrate high levels of discipline to increase public confidence.
Speaking on Tuesday when he visited Nsanje and Chikwawa police stations, the IG said discipline is an important aspect as it enhances police legitimacy.
Said Kainja: “It is only disciplined police officers who restore trust in the community.
“We don’t want officers who are corrupt or those who are drunk while in police uniform. All bad apples will be removed from the service.”
He warned that any errant officer will be arrested and prosecuted.
Kainja also condemned increased cases of mob justice and suicide.
“Sensitise the communities fully to the dangers of engaging in mob justice and inform them that it is a crime to do so.
“You also need to recognise warning signs for suicide to help prevent it from happening,” he said.
Nsanje Police Station officer-in charge Dennis Banda called for integrity among police officers to regain the lost public trust.
He said Nsanje Police Station has strengthened its ties with Vila Nova Border Police of Mozambique to fight cross-border crime.
In his remarks, Chikwawa Police Station officer-in charge Alex Simenti pledged to sensitise the communities to the evils of mob justice.