Members of Community Policing Committee (CPC) in Kicukiro District have urged to setup their vigilance in maintaining security in their localities.
The call was made recently by the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) Inspector of Police (IP) Hamdun Twizeyimana during a meeting with CPC members in Gikondo.
The DCLO tipped the CPCs on community policing methods in crime preventions and urged them to streamline working relationships with police and the people.
He challenged them to stay alert and involve the communities in ensuring security through proper neighborhood watch and information sharing on any suspected threats.
“Fighting lawlessness is a concerted effort that requires collective action and being accountable to each other,” IP Twizeyimana told participants.
He further noted that community patrols have the potential to increase safety as well as assisting in reducing crime rates and empower the local community against criminals.
He also asked them to exercise thought leadership and live as examples to others by not indulging in wrongful acts such as drunkenness and drug abuse
“Leaders must be exemplary to the people they lead if they are to perform their duties efficiently and win their trust. It is in this spirit that they need to always be the ambassadors of safety and security,” IP Twizeyimana said.
Jean Marie Vianney Ntakirutimana, one of the CPC members from Kanserege Cell, speaking on behalf of the trainees, expressed commitment to implement community policing initiatives.