By Zaki Salleh
IPOH – A total of 1,160 officers and policemen were placed as School Liaison Officers (PPS) in the state of Perak with the aim of creating a sense of safety in schools
This assignment involves as many as 1,000 primary and secondary schools.
According to the breakdown, a total of 160 PPS were assigned to Ipoh, Taiping (49), Kuala Kangsar (136), Hilir Perak (152), Muallim (69), Central Perak (77) and Batu Gajah (39).
Other districts are Tapah with 121 PPS, Sungai Siput (49), Gerik (60), Pengkalan Hulu (13), Kampar (47), Selama (27), Manjung (102) and Kerian (59).
Perak State Education Director Mohamad Fauzi Manson said the State Education Department (JPN) and the schools very much welcome the presence of police officers.
He said, it is in line with the target of the leaders of both sides to foster cooperation and collaboration with each other.
“The schools in particular and JPN are very satisfied with the PPS program because it greatly helps the school in terms of safety and also the development of the students’ discipline,” he said.
He said so while together with Ipoh District Police Chief, ACP Yahaya Hassan, to hold a ‘First Day At School’ programme at the Pakatan Jaya National School (SK).
Yahaya represented the Chief of Police of Perak, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.
This programme is held in conjunction with the opening of the school for the 2023/2024 Session.
Earlier, Yahaya and Mohamad Fauzi welcomed and greeted the students who came to the school, followed by a tour and inspection around the school.
The next session was a meeting with the principal and presentation of souvenirs.
Also present were the Deputy District Police Chief (Operations) of Ipoh District, Superintendent Lee Sew Sake and Staff Officer of the Perak Community Police, Superintendent Asbudi Tarawe.