Southern Region Police Headquarters says it is committed to reducing crime rate by employing strategic and dynamic operations to secure people’s lives and property.
Southern Region Police Commissioner Demster Chigwenembe said this yesterday when he presided over the region’s 2017 first quarter management meeting at Police Training School in Blantyre.
His remarks followed the success story that has seen the region reducing crime rate by 20.4 percent and cases by 14.4 percent in the first quarter.
“I cannot hide my happiness for the obvious reason that the mighty Southern Region has again reduced crime by 20.4 percent and cases by 14.4 percent. This is an unquestionable manifestation that the region is proclaiming victory in fighting crime,” said Chigwenembe.
He described the 38 percent reduction in homicide cases as a milestone.
“On this one, not only the victims but also the police were having sleepless nights [following] inhuman and barbaric acts of abducting, killing and exhuming bodies of persons with albinism. But we have managed to reduce the cases by 38 percent and we will continue to track suspects,” said Chigwenembe.
During the event, Chigwenembe presented the Commissioner’s Trophy to Neno Police Station for outstanding performance in the first quarter of 2017.
The Commissioner’s Trophy was introduced to encourage police stations to fight crime in the region.n