Burglaries, thefts top concern


KAMPUNG Rapat folk in Ipoh are concerned about burglaries and motorcycle thefts in their area.

A group of local community leaders conveyed this concern to Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Azisman Alias who led a delegation of policemen to chat with them at an eatery there on Wednesday under the Convoy Community Policing programme.

ACP Azisman, however, assured them that the crime rate in Kampung Rapat was under control.

“We will do our part by continuing our surveillance here,” he told reporters after the 45-minute chat.

Convoy Community Policing is a programme where police officers go to the ground every week to chat with community leaders over meals at eateries or roadside stalls about safety issues, among others.

It was earlier reported that the programme was to reach out and strengthen ties with the local communities.

ACP Azisman urged the people to work with the police, saying that policemen were not able to cover all places at one time.

“The people can act as our eyes and ears and give us information,” he said.

On the Convoy Community Policing programme, ACP Azisman said all 24 officers-in-charge of stations (OCS) in the district had been told to carry on with the practice.

“They can move in groups of three or four on their rounds,” he said.

On his part, ACP Azisman said he would do it weekly with his heads of department.

“If I can’t make it for breakfast, I will do it during tea time,” he added.

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