LABUAN – Labuan Police have launched their inaugural â€˜Back to School 2016â€™ programme in 24 schools across the duty-free-island.
The programme, spearheaded by the Labuan Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department, is aimed at paving the way for students and teachers to establish close ties with the police force.
Labuan Police acting chief DSP Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Ghani said the start of the school year was a good time to review basic safety information with school children.
He said the police force throughout the country was gearing towards enhancing close rapport with people at all levels.
At least 54 police officers and personnel visited 14 primary schools, eight secondary schools, the Labuan Matriculation College and the Labuan Vocational College.
â€œThe Labuan Police works in partnership with the community and students to ensure that people’s rights, lives and property are secure. We offer residents and business owners crime prevention tips through pamphlets, videos, presentations and by providing free home security inspections.
“You can help us by becoming involved in our programmes and developing your own awareness on how to prevent or deter crime in your area,â€ he said during the programme attended by Labuan Education Director Raisin Saidin.
â€œOur police personnel will always be available to respond to crime, but we need your active participation to help prevent crime. The police cannot do it alone. We must make crime prevention part of our everyday life.
â€œWe can continue to build a safer school and village for all. You can help us by becoming involved in our programmes and developing your own awareness on how to prevent or deter crime in your area,â€ he said. – BERNAMA