Sunway College Ipoh organised a ‘Police Awareness Day’ at their college on January 22 with Perak Police Contingent headquarters in an effort to create awareness on crime prevention and personal safety. Sunway’s principal, Adawiyah Norli believes it takes two to tango in reducing crime rates and everyone should know about what and how they can help.
“Today we find news reports that crime and violence is prevalent; robberies, murders, snatch thefts, rape and domestic violence. We see men, women and children affected and deeply scarred by these tragedies that should never have happened to them,” said Adawiyah.
The Deputy Head of Crime Prevention and Community Department (Operation), ASP Suresh Kumar was given the honour to hold a talk regarding what the public can do and how they can play a bigger role in preventing future crimes.
“Everyone is a part of a community. Although it is the police’s responsibility to keep everyone safe, but unfortunate events can be prevented if the public plays their part. Should you see any suspicious activities happening, call us immediately,” said ASP Suresh. Arranged by the police force, an exhibition about the history of police and several crime cases were put on display in the college where it gave the students and staff an understanding of the role of the police force in curbing crime rates.
“Sunway College Ipoh has always placed their students’ and staff’s safety as their priority and we will continue these efforts to create awareness on safety by organising programmes like this again in the future. The police has done such wonderful work securing our campus, we owe them a debt of gratitude,” added Adawiyah Norli.