Mulanje Police Station officer-in-charge Edwin Magalasi has asked community members to work with the police to enhance security in the district.
He said this on Tuesday during a meeting with some stakeholders in the district.
He said: “People should not view police as their enemy. The police are not there to harass anyone, but to help people.
“However, if such incidents happen, my door is open for discussion.”
Magalasi warned community members against damaging property during protests.
“There are incidents when you get upset by something or someone, but do not destroy police structures as a way of venting your anger because the structures belong to you,” he said.
In his remarks, group village head Njedza said his subjects will maintain the good working relationship with the police.
“I will urge people to give police support for security in the area,” he said.
During the meeting, businessperson Charles Chikuwo was elected chairperson of an oversight committee which will be responsible for checks and balances as well as initiating development at the police station.
The meeting was attended by traditional and religious leaders and businesspeople from the district.