| James Kon |
IN FURTHER maintaining the peace and security of the nation, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) held a meeting to discuss the active role of the neighbourhood watch, at the Brunei-Muara District Office.
Present at the meeting were the Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer Mohd Sunaidi bin Hj Buntar, Acting Commanding Officer of the Brunei-Muara District Police Superintendent of Police Mazalan bin Hj Yakub, the Acting Head of RBPF’s Public Relations Unit, Penghulus and village heads.
Superintendent of Police Mazalan bin Hj Yakub touched on the importance of an active neighbourhood watch that will aid the police in preventing and reducing crime.
The meeting continued with the police explaining the actions taken at the district level as well as plans to carry out crime prevention activities with members of the neighbourhood watch.
The Acting Head of RBPF’s Public Relations Unit also delivered a briefing on the history of the neighbourhood watch, which was once called ‘village neighbour watch’.
He also explained the role of neighbourhood watch members, the actions they can take and the criteria to become one.
The responsibilities and tasks of the neighbourhood watch members will be further explained in a meeting with the village heads and commanding officers within their area’s jurisdiction.
There was also a question-and-answer session with the attendees after the briefing.
In his closing remarks, Superintendent of Police Mazalan bin Hj Yakub hoped that the information given would help to increase the effectiveness of the neighbourhood watch in reducing the crime rate in Brunei.