LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Commissioner of Police responsible for Central West Region (CWR) Peter Chasweka has emphasized on teamwork in reducing crime and traffic offences.

He said this on Thursday, May 12, 2022 during a Regional Executive Committee (REC) meeting held at Central Region Training Centre (CRTC) in Lilongwe which drew together 50 participants.

The Compol CWR, Mr P. Chasweka PPM (standing), emphasizing a point

“I do not expect officers to behave like spectator ions in this fight of managing crime and traffic cases. We need to join hands towards a safe and secure CWR”, explained the Commissioner.

Also in attendance was the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for the region, Jacqueline Kainja and the REC chairperson , Dr Alex Chapondera including the Officer’s incharge for the eight stations within CWR.

Said Commissioner Chasweka: “The statistics through our Research Planning and Reforms desk show that we have reduced criminal and traffic cases by 9 percent and 53 percent respectively in the first quarter of 2022 comparatively to 2021. However, there is still a huge room for improvement”.

In his closing remarks, the Commissioner hinted on implementation of the strategies and modalities that have been devised. Additionally, the successes and challenges were duly shared among the stations.

In her remarks earlier, DCP Kainja encouraged the participants to freely brainstorm the solutions on crime and traffic management.

In his speech, Dr Chapondera hailed the crime prevention techniques mooted by Ntcheu and Kanengo Police Stations.

Said Dr Chapondera: “Let us commend the pass-on initiative by Ntcheu and the WhatsApp strategy by Kanengo. Those innovative ideas are worth emulating”.

The pass-on initiative involves Police in Ntcheu donating a goat to an underprivileged family who later after breeding it, pass to the next family.

However, the WhatsApp initiative by Kanengo aims at achieving rapid response within their policing area through sharing with the Publics, the phone contacts of Police officers on duty on a daily basis.

The stations that attended the meeting were Lilongwe, Lingadzi, Kawale, Lumbadzi, Mchinji, Kanengo, Dedza, and Ntcheu.

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