In conjunction with the government’s on-going transformational programme, the Ipoh Police District is organising talks and activities on crime prevention in neighbourhoods within its jurisdiction.
The Taman Seri Bougainvillea Neighbourhood Watch held a community policing and dialogue session with the Simpang Pulai police station on Sunday, June 15. The dialogue was to update residents about break-ins in their area and to suggest ways to prevent such incidents from happening.
“I’ve been living here for two years. The crime rate is relatively low compared to other areas. I am glad that the Police organised this talk. It’s informative and helps create awareness,” said Khairun Azuan, 32, a participant.
Ang Chooi Keng, 37, the neighbourhood-watch’s committee member was delighted that the event was well attended although it was a Sunday morning. “When I first came here, the crime rate was high. We residents got together and formed a neighbourhood watch. With the help of the Police we managed to reduce criminal activities in the housing estate to a manageable level,” said Ang Chooi to Ipoh Echo.