The monthly parade by Perak’s Chief Police Officer, Dato’ Pahlawan Mohd Shukri Dahlan, was held recently at the Perak Police Contingent Headquarters.
The parade started with the inspection of police personnel by the Police Chief and followed with a speech by him.
“We’ll continue to devise strategies to curb the crime rate for the rest of the year,” he said, “We’ll strive for a safer Malaysia with a low crime rate so citizens don’t have to live in fear.”
Mohd Shukri mentioned the various initiatives taken under the National Key Results Areas (NKRA) of the Government Transformation Progarmme. Among them are the Police Omnipresence Programme that encompasses ‘High Profile Policing’, ‘Walk, Stop and Talk’ and ‘Feet on the Street’.
The parade ended with the presentation of letters of commendation to officers from the police districts of Taiping and Kampar.
At the press conference that followed, the CPO mentioned that from January to May of this year, out of the 3166 cases reported statewide, 1681 were solved. The figure represented 53.1 per cent of the total number, an improvement over the standard set by NKRA.
He stressed on the role of parents and the community in preventing crimes such as snatch-theft and drug trafficking by teenagers and youths from happening. The perpetrators, he said, are becoming younger.