Last week Matei, in the company of senior police officers and other heads of sections visited wards within Mbeya City and held public rallies.
The officers include those from the Gender Desk, Network Crimes and the CID who educated the wananchi various issues concerning their jobs.
Speaking to wananchi in Nzovwe, Kalobe and Itende wards SACP Matei said the aim of his tour is aimed at listening to them about various challenges facing them.
The Mbeya District Officer Commander of Police (OCD) James Chacha cautioned the people in Mbeya City to shun the habit of taking the law into their hands.
On his part, the head of Gender Desk Butuso Mwambela called on parents and other guardians to be guardians of their minors to avoid to be involved in crimes
He called on security defense committees to cooperate with the wananchi to fight against gender violence such as child abuse.
Mwambela also urged the wananchi to prepare themselves for the coming civic elections and to ensure the exercise is conducted peacefully.