Malawi Police officers in the country have been urged to continue upholding professional standards in order to wage a successful war against crime.
The Central Region Commissioner of Police John Nyondo made the remarks on Friday in Dowa when he visited Mponela Police station as part of his familiarization tour.
In his speech, Nyondo urged the officers to be determined and disciplined in the execution of their duties.
He also hinted at the officers against soliciting bribes from members of the community.
“As police officers you need to be disciplined, dedicated and determined. These attributes are what are required for you to execute well the duties of your position in eradicating crime.
“You should also never engage in soliciting favors from members of the public as this will destroy your reputation as police officers,” Nyondo said.
He also applauded the officers for reducing the crime in the district by six percent in the last quarter describing it as a great achievement.
“Reducing crime by such a margin is no mean achievement. You deserve the praise. Also continue to make yourself visible to the community members by conducting patrols so that communities here know they have officers who are there to provide them with security,” Nyondo said.
The Commissioner also called on the officers to go for HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) so that they should know their status.
Nyondo also said the visit was a form of creating an interaction sphere for police officers.
In his remarks, Mponela Police Station Officer-In-Charge Assistant commissioner Posha Mpina hailed the visit of the commissioner saying such visits encourage officers to put extra effort in their work.
He also vowed that officers will continue working hard to ensure the district continues registering successes in the fight against crime.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :