| James Kon |
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) urged village residents and grassroots leaders to revive the neighbourhood watch programme in efforts to reduce crime rates in their villages.
A consultative council meeting was held recently at the Community Hall of Kampong Jerudong, Mukim Sengkurong, and was joined by personnel from the Sengkurong Police Station to provide the details of the neighbourhood watch programme. Some 30 individuals attended the meeting that was chaired by Village Head of Kampong Jerudong, Hj Mohd Rais bin Hj Ishak. Also in attendance was commanding officer of Sengkurong Police Station, Senior Inspector Alfie Wayne Boyd.
With the election of new members for the neighbourhood watch, it can further bolster cooperation and commitment between the police and village residents in preventing crime. The meeting also discussed the jurisdiction and power of the police, the strategy of crime prevention and the role of villagers in helping police to combat crime as well as creation of a harmonious and peaceful community life.