Police-school cooperation to curb crime

MALACCA: To curb student involvement in criminal activities, about 150 police officers were assigned to schools in Melaka Tengah to work with school authorities in a programme to obtain feedback.

Malacca deputy police chief SAC II Kamal Pasha Jamal said the officers would serve as a bridge between the police, state Education Department and school authorities.

“Through better cooperation, we hope to decrease criminal activity by students,” he said during the programme’s launch at the state police headquarters in Bukit Beruang recently.

He said the officers would visit the schools assigned to them and have briefings with the school authorities.

On student crime here, he noted that nine students aged between 11 and 18 years were nabbed in cases involving murder, rape, break-ins, theft and illegal motor racing from January to April this year.

He said that student crime had declined compared to the 15 cases recorded in the same period last year.

Also present were state education director Isa Abu and state Education, Science, Technology and Human Resource Committee chairman Datuk Yaakub Md Amin.

Isa said the programme would forge closer ties between the two government agencies.

Earlier, Isa and Kamal Pasha signed a memorandum of understanding on the programme by the Education Department and the police.

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