Southern Region Police Commissioner Dr George Kainja has introduced a competition within police station in the region which aims at dealing with crime and convey the key messages of combating drug abuse, violence and theft.
Police stations will be competing for the trophy in the region in various disciplines ranging from crime management, traffic, performance, leadership and community policing among others.
Speaking to Nyasa Times, Commissioner Kainja said his office embarked on the programme as one way of encouraging hard working spirit among police officers.
“The Commissioners trophy is a new initiative that has just been launched this year in southern region to spur and motivate competition among police stations in a bid to standardize police performance and best practices,” said Kainja.
He further said the initiative will also help in fostering better relationship with various stakeholders in the fight against crime.
Kainja also hoped that the competition could encourage citizens with greater tenacity to assist Police fight crime and nurture their good citizenship.
Blantyre Police station emerged the overall winner in the first quarter and went away with a floating trophy and cash amounting to K200 000 while Mwanza Police were the runners up.
Temwa Phiri a senior officer at Limbe Police station has praised management for the timely initiative.