Senior Deputy Commissioner of police for the Central Region Hennings Mlotha has asked police heads from the region to be serious in fighting crime and to work together with community policing members.
Mlotha brought forward the statement in Mchinji when he opened a two day workshop on championing community policing for police officers from central region districts.
He said that as law enforcers they have a major role to play in addressing emerging issues such as albino killings.
“As a law enforcing agency we need to take keen interest in addressing issues to do with albino killings and take all necessary measures to sensitise communities,” Mlotha explained.
He however said that since the officers are in charge of resources in the district there is a need for them to come up with strategies.
Mlotha explained that officers working in borders districts need to be alert to prevent cases of transnational crimes such as theft.
The workshop was organised by Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC) and targeted police officers in-charge working in central region districts.