Help police win battle against crime: iLIVE
Police are often expected to carry the sins of the world. When citizens and their public representatives disagree on the rate of service delivery , one or both parties usually call on the police to intervene.
In most cases, these servants end up at the centre of the dispute.
They engage in battles with communities and take the blame for sins they did not commit.
South Africans don't appreciate the progress the police have made.
A number of videos and photographs putting the police in a negative light have been shown on television and in newspapers.
I'm shocked at how people are able to record visuals and take pictures of police acting against ill-disciplined members of society, but fail to assist the police in catching suspects.
Many criminal activities, including assault and robbery, happen while people are watching, but the spectators continue to keep mum.
I am not encouraging people to endanger their lives, but in some instances a tweet or picture can be sent to the police seconds after an incident, so they can close escape routes.
Policing is an alliance between the public , the government, the media and the police.
It's about all South Africans accepting responsibility for their part in shining the spotlight on criminals.
Community safety is based on interdependence, particularly with regard to crime prevention and detection.
The public must stop judging our appointed national commissioner.
What I would expect from the public is for them to work together with the police to help defeat crime.