Monday August 13, 2012
By CHRISTINA TAN
LABIS: The police would beef up the Volunteer Patrol Scheme (SRS) here to assist in crime prevention as well as tackling social issues.
District police chief Supt Hanafi Daud said many volunteers in Labis are inactive.
He added that the police is hoping to rope in the members and get them involved in patrol duties.
“Public participation can help prevent crime and social issues effectively,” he said at a dialogue with Labis MP Datuk Chua Tee Yong and local community leaders at the district’s police station here recently.
Finding ways to work together: Chua (orange top), Supt Hanafi and local community leaders posing for a photograph after a dialogue at the Labis police station.
Citing some examples, Supt Hanafi said seven crime cases including motorcycle theft, house break-in and robbery were recorded since January.
“We can do more to lower the crime index here,” he said.
The number could reach the district police operation room directly in case of any emergency.
Commenting on the matter, Chua, who is also Agriculture and Agro-based Industry deputy minister, said he would allocate RM2,500 to print 10,000 pieces of stickers bearing the hotline telephone number for public distribution.
Chua also urged the public to be patient with police roadblocks in the district as a deterrent to crime.
“The police are not here to cause incovnience to the residents.
“Their roadblock is a proactive move to combat crime and is also done with the safety of the residents here as their priority,” he said.
Chua remarked on this as he had received a number of complaints from the residents about the roadblocks.