Perak Chief Police Officer DCP Dato’ Pahlawan Mohd Shukri Dahlan met with 793 new recruits of the Police Volunteer Reserve (PVR) at the Federal Reserve Unit camp in Sg. Senam recently.
The volunteers, according to the CPO, have the same responsibilities as regular police personnel. They have been assisting the Police with crime prevention. But from this year onwards, they will have additional duties.
Some of the additional duties are:
Perak Volunteer Squad. A squad of sixty volunteers dispersed in four police districts. They will visit crowded places on weekends, to interact with the public, and collect information from them.
Volunteers on Buses. They will make rounds along public bus routes on weekdays, stopping at bus stands and terminals.
Pairing with Traffic Cops. Volunteers pairing with traffic policemen to assist in traffic control in commercial areas.
The Perak Police Contingent plans to increase the efficiency and deployment of volunteers. In the pipeline is to have them serve at their neighbourhood police stations because they have a better understanding of the local areas. The other is to improve the working relationship between regular police and the volunteers. Input from the public is welcomed.
Incidentally, the quota of PVR personnel in Perak has been increased from 282 last year to 1575 this year. This is part of the National Key Result Area’s initiatives.