'Public tip offs helping with arrests'

Police say its relationship with Crime Line has helped with more arrests.

FILE: Police say its relationship with Crime Line has helped with more arrests. Picture: stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - Police say more needs to be done to make it easier for the public to help police root out crime.

Earlier this month, Westbury residents told Gauteng Premier David Makhura they believe police officers are working with drug lords.

Provincial government promised to pay regular unexpected visits to police station to assess their operations.

The police's Solomon Makgale says last month officers arrested 32 people as a result of tip offs from members of the public.

'This relationship we have with Crime Line is a perfect example of where we can work closely with the community to fight crime."