PASSENGERS on board the Pulau Talang Talang ferry at the Butterworth terminal received a pleasant surprise when they were approached by policemen and handed goodie bags.
Most of them were surprised at the gesture which was part of the police’s high-profile community policing.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Zulkifli Alias, along with his deputy Supt Awang Sukri, led the team comprising 10 senior officers and eight personnel assisted by several auxiliary policemen from the Penang Port Sdn Bhd.
“Seventy five goodie bags, each containing a key-chain and pamphlets on crime prevention, were given away.
“We are hoping to establish a close rapport by organising such an event,” he told reporters on board the ferry.
ACP Zulkifli reminded the public that they played an important role in assisting the police to collectively prevent and fight crime.
He said the public could help be the eyes, ears and mouth of the police by helping to report crimes in their areas.
Also present during the recent event were North Seberang Prai traffic chief DSP Abdul Aziz Azizan and Butterworth police station officer-in-charge Chief Inspector Mohd Yusof Ibrahim.
Meanwhile, Penang deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar advised parents to be more vigilant and make sure their children do not get involved in drugs or illegal racing.
He also reminded the public not to take the law into their own hands and to hand over any criminals they catch to the police instead of bashing them up.
SAC Abd Rahim said this in a short talk on crime prevention at the Masjid Jamek in Prai near Butterworth.