Public can lodge police report anywhere, says Johor chief

Comm Mohd Khalil speaking to neighbourhood watch group representatives and the public at the Town Hall discussion in Kulai.

KULAI: Police officers who refuse to accept reports made by the public face immediate dismissal, says Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd.

He added that it is the duty of the police to receive all reports lodged irrespective of the location the incident occurred.

“For example, if you have a problem in Perlis, but currently in Kulai, you can submit your report to any police station in Kulai or anywhere else,” he said at the Town Hall discussion here on Monday.

“If the police officer refuses because the incident occurred elsewhere, let me know and I will personally deal with the issue,” he added.

Mohd Khalil said the police has a reporting system that enables any officer to fill up and store the information in the databank.

“The investigation officer from Kulai will then follow up the report but the complainant must remain in Kulai for questioning and not return to Perlis,” he added.

On a separate matter, Mohd Khalil said the public is also urged to make a report should they have information about roadblocks done in a dangerous area.

“Sometimes our traffic police officers place roadblocks at highway exits and dark places.

“Such roadblocks should not take place because they must be done in a safe and conducive environment,” he added.

He said any roadblock done must be reported to the operational station with the approval of a senior officer.

The discussion was attended by some 300 people from neighbourhood watch groups and the public.

Some of the questions asked involved foreign worker issues, roadblocks, traffic congestion, illegal gambling and online scams.The two-hour session which started at 8.30pm was aimed at getting feedback from the public regarding the performance of the police force in Kulai.

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