Mulanje Police Station officer-in-charge Deputy Commissioner Edith Misuli has urged community policing officials to continue conducting crime prevention awareness meetings in their respective areas.
She said this on Wednesday during Mulanje Police Station Executive Committee Meeting held at the district’s council hall.
Misuli said it is through awareness meetings that crime can be defeated.
“Much as we have problems in different areas such as mobility, let us not completely sit down since that will give a loophole to criminals. We are also urging well-wishers to assist these community policing structures with equipment such as gumboots, reflective jackets and whistles,” said Misuli.
In his remarks, Mulanje first grade magistrate Smart Maruwasa asked those working in lower police formations to quickly refer victims of defilement to relevant authorities for proper action.
According to a crime analysis report which was presented at the meeting, from January to February this year, the station recorded 270 cases against 322 cases recorded during the same period last year. The figures represent a 16 percent decrease. n