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Thursday April 26, 2007
By DHARMENDER SINGH
THE police force is confident that the Police Undergraduate Voluntary Corp (Sukarelawan Kor Siswa Siswi SUKSIS) set up in universities will spur more people to join the force.
Selangor CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Ismail Omar said there had been an increase in participation from secondary school students in the Police Cadet Corp already implemented in many schools, and the continuity after they entered varsity would attract them to join the force when they graduated.
The figures might not be visible now but I am confident that in about three years, there will be a visible rise in the number of people applying to join the force, he said after attending the state-level 37th anniversary celebrations of the Police Cadet Corp held at the Sungai Besar stadium in Sabak Bernam recently.
He said the creation of the corp in universities also allowed those who had not participated in school to join and get a better understanding of the police and their service to the public.
He said the realisation of the importance of the policemens job would move graduates to opt for a career in the police.
DCP Ismail said the state police was also working with the Selangor Education Department in approaching more schools to set up the corp.
We have set a target of a 25% increase in the number of cadets by the end of the year and we will work towards achieving it, he said.
Joining the cadet corp is also a good way to gain a better understanding of the duties of the police and realise how the public can work together with us to prevent crime, he said.
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