MALACCA: A recruitment drive is being carried out to hire about 500 more police volunteer reserve (PVR) personnel as the police seek to maintain Malacca’s reputation as the state with the lowest crime index.
“We would like to hire more qualified people as part-timers here so that they can impart their expertise in their respective fields to combat crime, effectively,” said state police chief Senior Asst Comn Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye.
He said the age requirement for PVR members had been eased, noting that those below 45 could now apply.
“This would be an added advantage for the contingent to lure more professionals to join as PVR,” he said.
SAC Chuah said PVR members would help reinforce the work of police officers including traffic control and the manning of roadblocks.
The PVR, he said, would be paid daily allowances but they would need to serve a certain number of working hours in a month.
They would also be required to pass an interview and undergo training before they were taken in for the job, he added.
“Our aim is to enhance our PVR strength by having a pool of capable personnel to extend police presence at identified spots in the state.
“These PVR also could help safeguard their respective areas and play an important role to narrow the gap between police and the public,” he said.
SAC Chuah said police’s aim was also to strengthen the PVR by having a pool of physically and mentally capable personnel.
Last Friday, SAC Chuah launched a PVR programme at Jonker Walk here where he also took the opportunity to foster closer rapport with the local business community in the area.