The establishment of 36 community police centres and new police posts inside Islamabad is a welcome initiative by the Islamabad Police. It has also been reported that the police are hiring volunteers to cater to their needs of manpower. It seems that the Islamabad Police is seriously looking into reforms and the initiatives of community centres will not only control crime, but also develop a cordial relationship with the local residents of the area. It is important that the police and the citizens work together, if the spreading cancer of crime is to be eradicated from the country. YAHYA AHMAD, Islamabad, May 12.