Eastern Region Police Commissioner Casper Chalera has called on communities in Mangochi to work with the police to ensure security in the district.
He made the call on Saturday at Traditional Authority (T/A) Lulanga headquarters.
Said Chalera: “Security is key to the development of communities and Malawi as a country.
“We are committed to building a good relationship with people to achieve the goal. As such, security matters should not be left to police alone, but members of the community should play their part too.”
He also urged people to refrain from attacking persons with albinism and take part in human trafficking.
Community Policing regional executive committee chairperson Dan Phiri reminded community policing forums that they act as a bridge between people and police, as such, they need to work with the police.
“I appeal to people not to harbour criminals as the area is bordering Mozambique,” he said.
T/A Lulangathanked Malawi Police Service for establishing a police unit in the area.
The police also handed over reflective jackets, whistles and torches to community policing members, which were donated by the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office through British High Commission.
Before the meeting, Chalera also visited Makanjira Police Post, Fort Maguire Police Unit, Chiphole Fishing Dock and the newly constructed police unit in T/A Lulanga.