Lilongwe, The Kanengo Police Station says crime has dropped by about 33 percent in the station’s policing area in the first quarters of 2016 and 2017.
Spokesperson for the station, Salome Zgambo Chibwana, disclosed this in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday saying this has been achieved following strategies the police put in place coupled with good working relationship with the communities.
According to Chibwana, in 2016 the station registered 180 cases in January, 134 cases in February and 107 cases in March, totaling 421 cases.
On the other hand, in 2017 the station registered 97 cases in January, 94 cases in February and 89 cases in March making a total of 280 cases for the whole quarter leaving a difference of 141 cases which represents a 33 percent drop.
Our strategies include community sensitization campaigns on crime and how to prevent it where possible, regular patrols and snap road blocks, explained Chibwana.
The station also has a long-term relationship with communities through their leaders and religious group leaders with whom they form a policing network.
Kanengo Police has a security forum with the companies and industries from the surrounding areas aimed at enhancing security of property and life, and to reduce crime.
According to the spokesperson, the station will continue with its winning strategies and it hopes to see further reduction of crime throughout the station’s policing area which include four Traditional Authorities Mtema, Chimutu, Chitukula and M’bang’ombe.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA