| Fadley Faisal |
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday in a press release advised the public to take precautionary steps during the holidays.
As the end of year school term holidays begins, the police would like to remind the public to be focused and vigilant at all times when making long journeys and be aware of road conditions, surroundings and changing weather conditions such as rain which will cause the roads to be slippery.
It is also advisable to lock-up and take other safety measures when leaving homes and inform the nearest police stations or posts on leaving dates to be considered by the police whilst making rounds and patrolling residential areas.
Penghulus and village heads are also to be informed as to give cooperation in watching over the neighbourhood and prevent any break-ins on empty homes.
Home owners are reminded to lock-up the gates, doors, windows and not leave behind valuables and put them away for safe-keeping and in places easily detected.
Holidaymakers who intend to go overseas are advised to inform their neighbours to keep an eye on their homes and its surroundings.
Lights outside homes are to be lit at night especially areas which are easily visible.
Parents and guardians of children are told to advise their children to go home early and not hang around in public places until late night and involve themselves in socially ill activities or even crimes.
Children’s activities have to be supervised from time to time especially for those who surf the Internet as they may surf websites which carry negative contents and lead to social illnesses.
If and when suspicious activities are seen, the public is advised to immediately inform the police or relevant authorities like Penghulus or village heads who will handle the situation.
The public is strongly advised to give cooperation to channel any criminal activities in the country to the Royal Brunei Police Force through contacting the nearest police stations or emergency 993.