Officers transferred from Chinseu Police in Zomba after misunderstandings with community 


Police have transferred officers who were assigned to Chinseu Police Unit in Zomba following misunderstandings between the officers and the community.

Police in the Eastern Region have, however, refuted social media reports that Chinseu Police Unit has been closed.

Speaking at a meeting held at Chinseu Trading Center on Monday November 7, 2022, Deputy Commissioner of Police responsible for the region Kelvin Mulezo said the Unit has not been closed.

“The posting of the officers doesn’t mean that the Unit has been closed, but that, one of the officers had issues with the community that need to be addressed,” said Mulezo.

The Deputy Commissioner therefore assured people of Chinseu that Police will soon be sending dedicated officers to the area and the Unit will be in full operation by next week.

Speaking during the same meeting, Community Policing Coordinator for the region Superintendent Memory Mgeni asked the community to bury their differences and forge ahead for the betterment of their community.

Superintendent Mgeni said that it is unfortunate that some officers choose to do what is contrary to their work ethics and warned that Police will never condone such unprofessional conduct.

She therefore, regardless of what happened, asked people of Chinseu to support the officers who will be posted to the area as Police alone can not win the fight against crime.

In his remarks, Sub Traditional Authority Nkapita thanked the Police for clearing the mist surrounding the transfer of the officer and assured the Police that he and his subjects will support the officers who will be posted to the area.

Sub T/A Nkapita said that as far as security is concerned, he can not allow his area to be without Police as security is the base for development.


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