Malawi police IG Jose bans WhatsApp report messages

Inspector General of Police Rodney Jose has banned sending of situation reports through social media platforms like WhatsApp and has threatened of unnamed consequences for those officers defying his order.

Jose: No situation report on Whatsapp

In a wireless message that Nyasa Times have seen dated  June 28  2019, Jose says all messages should be sent through established police channels.

“The Inspector General has directed that with immediate effect no situation report that will be sent through WhatsApp or shared on WhatsApp groups even if all group members are police officers,” reads the message in part.

“All messages should be sent through the established Police communication channels. Any Police Officer who will defy this order will be dealt with accordingly,” reads the wireless message.

Lately, several situation reports have been leaked to members of the public, some containing sensitive information in rape and robbery cases where names of victims have been exposed to the public.

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Police Officers in Malawi
Police Officers in Malawi
1 year ago

LETTER TO MY JOSE AND THE PRESIDENT ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA. From: Concerned Police Officers countrywide. APM TENURE AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF Mr. President when you ascended to power in 2014 we had hopes that you will change the conditions of the police and fellow men and women in uniform. However, we should say that you are the worst commander in chief that we have seen over the years. You are the first CIC that has the audacity to steal from the police (145 m) and use it for your party DPP, you are crooked in your dealings noted with the… Read more »

Coolman
Coolman
1 year ago

You can force a horse to the river,but you cannot force it to drink water

Masauko banda
Masauko banda
1 year ago

Dont think that officers are happy with u,mind u your days r numbered

Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

Mr Jones I think naye kamutu kayamba kuthawa, why dealing with innocent souls of police officers?
Just bcoz they have posted what is happening on the ground then should be regarded as crime to fire them??
You are failing miserably to arrest Sameer Karim who stole our Mk2.7 billion of Kwachas and his fellow Batawalala of Mk54 billion.

Your leadership is shameful to the nation at large. We have heard real people commiting crime such as Mk145million on your appointee but no arrest is being made so mere whatsapp Chat mkuti mchuke naye, so pathetic.

Chipiliro chaluwa
Chipiliro chaluwa
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Thats an order l know ur not happy becoz u know for sure their Will no more leaked information. Akutulukira you crooks , ur days are numbered all u will have a case to answer .

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
1 year ago

Our police lack professionalism something needs to be done about the recruitment for this to change

chimulilenji
chimulilenji
1 year ago

chamba ichiiiiiii ife kuno tikuzionatuuu munyaaaaaa

Mdala
Mdala
1 year ago

Good development however you need a mobile application that can be accessed by officers for quicker messaging

Smart Aunt Sally
1 year ago

We need a Police Force. Not a Service. With barbed wire fences for police premises and two service gates. Get a grip.

Lozani
Lozani
1 year ago

Asakuopyezeni. Whatsapp is secure mapeto.

COPS
COPS
1 year ago

Zanu izo ziwophyezanani ma cadet nokha nokha a Police, ife sizikutikhudza, as far as am concerned there is no police in Malawi, you are dpp cadets

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