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Saturday, November 19, 2011

IGP seeks public help to reduce crime

The police chief says with help and support from the public, the crime index could be further reduced.

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar has urged the public to provide police with new ideas or proposals on how to reduce crime rates in the country.

Ismail said these could be forwarded to the respective state or district police chiefs, the police public relations officer or through Facebook.

“Perhaps, there are some measures that we (police) have not thought about. If feasible, we will implement them and give the individuals concerned prizes as as a token of our appreciation,” he said after launching the Selangor-level Crime Prevention Awareness at the Curve shopping mall in Mutiara Damansara, near here, yesterday.

The programme is jointly organised by the Selangor police contingent headquarters, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation and the Youth and Sports Ministry.

Ismail said with help and support from the public, the crime index could be further reduced.

He said the 26 police initiatives under the National Key Result Area had shown some positive results, with the people themselves asking the police how they could help to reduce crime.

“This means they are more focused and willing to cooperate with police for public safety,” he said, adding that the success of the initiatives had placed Malaysia 19th in ranking out of 153 countries on the Global Peace Index.

Earlier, Ismail launched the book, ‘Beyond Policing-The Strategic Shift’ written by Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah with independent speaker Khoo Kheng Hor.

The 179-page book priced at RM25, contains tips on how the community can cooperate in combating crime. The book is available at all MPH outlets nationwide.

- Bernama

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