The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has commended communities for working with the law enforcement agents in reducing the crime rate in the country.

For the month of September 2016, ZRP Rhodesville in Harare recorded 184 cases, while for the same month this year the crime rate decreased by 12 percent, with the ZRP attributing the decline to improved relations between the force and the community. 

This was revealed by ZRP Chief Superintendent Takaiteya Chitekwe at the handover of a four roomed state of the art office block to the police, courtesy of the Rhodesville Crime Consultative Committee.

He applauded the community for providing a friendly and conducive environment to both the police and esteemed clientele through the construction of the office block worth more than $20 000.

Rhodesville Crime Consultative Committee Chairperson, Mr Darlington Gumunyu emphasised the need for communities to maintain good relations with law enforcement agents in fighting crime.

The ZRP theme for 2017 is: ‘Serving and Safeguarding Peace and Security in Grace, Stability and Nationhood.’