- Category: Company Track
- Written by Brenda Twea
Blantyre Police Station lowered crime rate by 26.6 percent from 9 724 cases in 2011 to 8447 last year.
The station’s assistant public relations officer, Lameck Thembachako, attributed the development to its vibrant community policing wing and the cordial relationship that exists between the general public and police officers.
“We managed to lower crime because we conducted different community policing activities in 2012,” he said.
He cited holding campaigns against crime and joint community-police patrols in public places such as markets and trading centres as some of the activities that helped them to lower crime rate.
“We also marked property, conducted home audits and security surveys. Despite having minimal resources, our officers worked tirelessly to ensure that all areas under our jurisdiction are secure,” said Thembachako.
He added that the station also conducted a number of road safety programmes with funding from the Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (Moam).