Members of Community Policing Committees (CPCs) in Gasabo District have been urged to strengthen their role in curbing crimes by enhancing their cooperation with the Police to ensure maximum safety.
The call was made by Inspector of Police (IP) Theogene Mugabo, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) for Gasabo while meeting with about 115 CPCs of Gisozi Sector, on April 15.
The meeting that was attended by local leaders and community night patrols.
It intended to enhance partnership between Police and stakeholders in implementing community policing initiatives.
IP Mugabo noted that drug abuse remains one of the challenges affecting security, which he said should be given special attention to break other crimes it fuels.
“We find most crimes are related to drug abuse, like domestic and gender based violence, assault and theft; so endeavor to work with the residents to identify drug dealers and abusers, and facilitate easy means to fight them,” IP Mugabo said.
He further urged them to involve the public on matters of security through neighborhood watch and vigilance to identify and prevent anything that can impede on the safety and security of the community.
He also urged them to lead by example and desist from anything that can tarnish the image of their activities.
Joseph Murangwa, speaking on behalf of the CPC’s hailed the collaboration with police mainly through giving them skills on maintaining security and arousing them about security consciousness.
He reiterated their commitment to ensuring security prevails in their localities.