Police officers urged to be professional during elections

By Gladys Mthunya – MEC

The Malawi Police Service has warned its officers not to abandon posts or be drunk as they monitor elections.

In view of the need to offer the best services towards the polls, Ntcheu Police Station through its Officer In-charge  Mr. Obrey Nyirenda, ACP,  took time to address the contingent that is ready and geared to invade different polling centres in the district for peaceful elections.

Police officers urged to show professionalism

Nyirenda, ACP, reminded officers on the importance and sensitivity of the national exercise.

“As ambassadors of the Malawi Police Service, all we want from you when you go out there, is dedication, integrity, and professionalism. Know your duties and boundaries,” Nyirenda said.

The Officer In charge warned officers against abandoning their posts for non-electoral related activities.

He stressed the need for officers against alcohol drinking, and insulting other electoral staff and community members.

He warned that any misconduct against the morals and values of the Malawi Police Service, will be highly checked and taken care of.

“We are a service that believe in highest degree of discipline, therefore, do not misrepresent the Organisation out there.

“We believe in you, and you have done it responsibly before, it’s our hope again that you are going to deliver,” Nyirenda said.