Women, Men Networks and various neighborhood watch groups has proven a formidable force in assisting NamPol to root out crime

WINDHOEK: Women and Men Networks and various neighborhood watch groups in and around Windhoek has proven a formidable force in assisting the Namibian Police (NamPol) to root out crime.

Atousa Fischer-Buder, Chairperson of the Brakwater Neighbourhood Watch told Nampa in an interview yesterday that Women and Men networks have been assisting the Namibian Police force (NamPol) around the clock to reduce crime.

Buder said that a total of 180 illegal and unlicensed firearms have been collected from people last year by the women and men network in Katutura.

Most of them were operating in areas around Katutura, as it is regarded as an area where most crime occurs.

Neighbourhood watch groups are made out of people living in a particular neighbourhood, who work together to fight crime within their residential area.

She urged other areas that do not have neighbourhood watch groups to consult the Namibian Police in order to get registered and be able to help themselves as the police also need their assistance.

SOURCE: Nampa