MORE than 500 people from various areas in the Kunene Region have signed up for the Women and Men Against Crime Network since the beginning of this month.
On Monday about 100 people joined the network against crime in Khorixas at the town council chambers.
According to Vehangaiza Ruiter, a police community affairs officer, "community policing in the Kunene Region is positive, as people have signed up in big numbers from Epupa, Sesfontein and Khorixas constituencies".
"I believe you [Khorixas residents] are tired of crime and want a crime-free society," Ruiter said.
Ruiter said the community policing initiatives are not about creating jobs, but for the community to unite against crime.
Ruiter said community policing must be taken seriously by all, because the police alone are not enough to combat crime.
"By joining, you are doing your part; if you see police officers involving themselves in criminal activities, report them," Ruiter told the residents.
The community policing is voluntary and those above 18 years are welcome to join.
Khorixas Mayor Tryphosa Moloto also attended the launch of the network and said her office was open to work with community policing groups for a crime-free Khorixas.