Commissioner of Police for the South policing region Demister Chigwenembe has said people should not portray police officers as hard hearted people, arguing that like every soul, they also need God.
Chigwenembe was speaking at Police Training School in Blantyre on Tuesday during Christmas Carols that attracted various churches and choral groups.
“It is very sad that people associate the police with evil doings because we are also servants of God. But we know that the nature of our job gives room to speculation. Our core job is to deal with crime and to ensure that the community lives in peace. This is time to give our souls to Christ as we celebrate his birth.
“We have to understand why God created us. He has a purpose for creating us. We cannot all be police officers; hence, we have different professions and there is need to respect each others’ profession. We know everything has its own time God created it for,” said Chigwenembe.
He reminded the officers that nobody should question God for whatever happens to them, saying there is time for transfers, promotions, and demotions or to be fired.
“Do not question God or superiors for why they transfer, demote or promote one and do not ask questions just receive and respect the decisions from superiors,” said Chigwenembe.
He hailed the good partnership between both the community and the police, saying it has helped to arrest reduce the crime rate. n