THE Perak police contingent is not letting its guard down despite enjoying a successful year in terms of drug hauls and a reducing crime index.
State police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Osman Salleh said it would continue to focus efforts on wiping out drug hotspots and blackspots this year.
“In 2014, we had mostly been monitoring places in Ipoh as well as on Pangkor Island and in Kuala Sepetang.
“This year, we will be extending our focus to several other districts,” he told reporters after the state contingent’s monthly gathering recently.
According to SDCP Osman, Perak’s drug-related crimes have been on the decline.
“As for the overall crime index, we are at seventh position in the country.
“Even so, more will be done to make the public feel safer living in Perak.
“It is only when people feel safe that they will have more confidence in us,” he said.
Earlier in his speech, SDCP Osman said the state’s crime index had fallen by 7.65% from 7,429 cases in 2013 to 6,861 cases last year.
“Of the number of cases reported last year, we managed to solve a total of 3,526 cases, which is equivalent to 51.38%,” he added.