Mwala Sub- County Police Commander Ronald Kirui has urged residents to work with the police in efforts to enhance security.
Kirui maintained that citizens have a crucial role to play in helping the police in maintaining law and order.
Speaking during the launch of the Mwala Community Policing at Masii market grounds on Thursday, Kirui said that security is a collective responsibility, adding that for any meaningful development to be realized there has to be synergy between the police and the citizens.
He said that community policing is in line with Chapter 244 of the Constitution that roots for partnership between the community and the police.
Kirui indicated that the police force is doing everything to ensure there is a friendly relationship between the officers and the public.
“Our quest to work the citizens is meant to create a friendly environment that will allow easiness in sharing of information that will help us tackle crime and enhance security,” Kirui said.
The OCPD stated that through community policing the police will be able to partner with the public in other areas like sports, health and community volunteer services.
Speaking at the event, Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ezekiel Mutua, lauded the community policing initiative noting the need for it to be replicated in other parts of the country.
Dr Mutua said that in partnership with the police, KFCB will soon launch a reward system to appreciate and celebrate the men and women in uniform.
Mwala MP Engineer Vincent Musyoka alongside top national government and Machakos county officials attended the event.