The Jalan Serindek Neighbourhood Watch Committee, Ipoh Garden recently held a dialogue with the Police on how best to co-operate and curb the recent increase of house break-ins, snatch thefts and petty thefts in their neighbourhood. The dialogue was well attended by over 40 residents while the police team was headed by Deputy OCPD of Ipoh District Superintendent Ahmad Tarmizi together with the Officer-in-charge of Sungai Senam Station Inspector Vised, and Sargeant Jaafar.
Supt Tarmizi in his address to the residents acknowledged that crime in the area including Canning Garden, had increased a few months ago but was being kept under control. He also assured the residents that effective the next day he would double patrols in the area using uniformed and non-uniformed personnel.
Tarmizi commended the residents for organising the dialogue and requested them to play a role of being the eyes and ears for the police and to alert them of any suspicious individuals in their neighbourhood.
A subsequent follow-up with residents a week later revealed that police patrols had indeed doubled after the dialogue. While being pleased with the extra patrols, they nevertheless wondered if it would be permanent, with the fervent hope that it would be so.