Limbe Police on Wednesday met members of Nyaka and Makungwa crime prevention forums in Bvumbwe, Thyolo to discuss ways to strengthen working relationships with communities.
Speaking at the event, Limbe Community Policing coordinator Cagetan Singano stressed the need for communities to render their support towards community victim support units and understand how they operate.
“There is need to report gender-based violence cases to police so that the law should take its course,” he said.
Singano also encouraged community prevention police forums to work with police to win the fight against crime.
On his part, Bvumbwe Community Policing coordinator McDonald Kailedzi said there is need for communities to be aware of existing structures within police that help them in protecting their lives and property.
“There are different committees such as crime prevention panels and station executive committees just to mention a few, which operate to prevent crime which people need to know,” he said.
Communities were also encouraged to report human rights abuse.
One of the community members, Jane Dole, hailed police for the meeting, saying it enlightened people on police committees and their operations.
During the meeting, several issues were discussed , including mob justice, support to victim support units and gender-based violence.