A Patron, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Ikwerre, Rivers State, Chief Ken Nwobunwo has advised members of the body to assist the police with relevant information to tackle crimes in the state.
The patron who described PCRC as a non-salary paying job, said the role of the body would help in beefing up security ahead of 2019 general election.
Chief Nwobunwo spoke with The Tide at the weekend, shortly after the official inauguration of PCRC, Choba Area Command by the Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Finance and Admin, Victor Eruwanne at Choba office.
The monarch who charged the public to partner with the police financially, physically spiritually to tackle crimes, called on PCRC to work as a voluntary organisations to make the society safe for the people without prejudices.
Describing community policing as a team work, the monarch said, the police could not achieve anything without the collaboration of the civilians to smoke out criminals.
He charged members of PCRC to go beyond spying and see themselves as critical stakeholders in crime fighting in the society.
The traditional ruler also urged PCRC members to sensitise the community on the need to make the state safe, peaceful, and appealed to them to shun bribery, but urged them to focused on their task.
The Monarch who doubles as chairman, Aluu Council of Chiefs urged the body to ensure public order and safety ahead of 2019 election in communities.
He called on members to protect the interest of the police to enhance better community policing in the state.