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Police battling perception that the country is unsafe



PETALING JAYA --- Battling the perception that the country is unsafe is the most immediate task for the Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department.

The department was established in 2014 with the main objective of creating and executing crime prevention initiatives and to increase the perception of safety amongst the public.

It does so by actively engaging with the public constantly, be it via formal outreach programmes or having officers mingle with the public to get a better feel of the situation on the ground.

The department’s current director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani admitted that the police could never completely stop people from living in fear of crime.

“People still have a fear of crime (occurring) within their surroundings even though, in reality, we are still enjoying relatively safe surroundings.

“We cannot stop people from having those feelings but we will strive to ensure that the security and safety of this country is well under control,” he said.

Comm Acryl Sani, however, noted that the public has played its part in working with the police in keeping the surroundings safe and actively making it harder for potential crime to occur.

“From what we observe, people are more aware and vigilant of their surroundings.

“If you observe most of the residential areas, you can see that the back lanes of houses are gated to make it harder for the perpetrator to have a ‘field day’. Some of the newest malls even have panic buttons.

“We cannot prevent people from having the desire to commit crime but we can stop them from acting on it by working together (with the community),” said Comm Acryl Sani.

And the fight against crime is not just patrolling the streets or reducing the opportunity of crime from occurring.

The department constantly reaches out to the community to educate the public.

“It is very comprehensive. We are covering the schools, residential associations and especially the womenfolk. We are also engaging with other agencies like religious institutions, not only the mosques but the temples and churches as well.

“Our elements on the ground, especially those on foot patrol, also meet with the people as they are conducting their duties,” said Comm Acryl Sani.

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