Cooperative relationships between communities and the police remain very important in determining effective policing and building safer communities.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has called upon its members to carry out their duties professionally to attract community’s involvement and support in the fight against crime.

Speaking at a handover ceremony of vehicles by the Braeside crime consultative committee, the Director Criminal Investigation Department, Senior Assistant Commissioner Godfrey Munyonga said police cannot operate in isolation in a bid to combat crime therefore they must be accountable to communities they operate in.

CID Braeside community consultative committee chairperson, Mr Andrew Chirimumimba said communities must understand and contribute towards resource mobilisation to enhance capacity and improve efficiency of the police department.

A number of crime consultative committees have been formed at various stations around the country to provide a forum for sharing of information and formulation of crime fighting strategies between the police and the public.