Members of community policing committees in Ngororero District have been urged to always involve masses in ensuring safety through timely information sharing.
Police says adequate information sharing facilitates timely response to crime prevention, recovery of stolen item and arrest of suspected criminals.
The call was made Monday in Muhororo Sector by the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO), Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Ange Muhorakyeye while addressing 160 CPCs of Muhororo.
Flanked by the executive secretary for Muhororo Sector, Adrien Harerimana, the DCLO reminded the CPCs that “Information is a powerful method of preventing crimes because this will facilitate police in quick response and investigations.”
“Be vigilant at all times, work with the residents because they are the source of information and the beneficiaries of safety and security.”
She further appealed to grassroot leaders to always register newcomers in their community, which in turn helps them to identity people that could be involved in unlawful activities like drug dealers and thieves.
Similar exercise was also held in Kayonza District where over 100 CPCs were asked to also put much emphasis in identifying and reporting drug dealers.
They were also told to look out for people that could be involved or trying to seduce people to take them abroad for jobs, who end up being human trafficking victims.