Combating crime through surveillance

Hakim Hayat

Police across the country held Neighbourhood Watch programmes through surveillance and meetings with grassroots leaders, in an effort to combat crime and maintain communities’ safety.

In the Brunei-Muara District, personnel from the Kampong Air Police Station, led by Inspector Mohd Ali Dzulfikri bin Mohd Taib, recently visited the residence of Kampong Lupak Luas/Tarap Acting Village Head Haji Suhaili bin Haji Moktar, where discussions on village affairs were held.

Neighbourhood Watch members from Kampong Bakut Berumput and Kampong Saba, alongside Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Central Police Station and Kampong Ayer Police Station personnel conducted a crime prevention surveillance along jetties and walkways in the area.

BSB Central Police Station Commanding Officer ASP Dayangku Siti Munirah binti Pengiran Haji Damit also led a similar surveillance at commercial areas in the capital, alongside Neighbourhood Watch members from Kampong Belimbing. Also participating was ASP Normazlina binti Emran from the Public Relations Unit of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

Meanwhile, empty houses, dark areas, gardens and mosque were targetted during a crime surveillance held with Mukim Gadong ‘A’ Neighbourhood Watch members.

STKRJ Kampong Tungku Acting Village Head Pengiran Mahmod Fakhrul Razi bin Pengiran
Hamzah participated.

In the Temburong District, a crime patrol was held around Kampong Labu Estate and Mukim Labu.

Temburong Police Station Commanding Officer Inspector Farez Akmal bin Aliakbar, Kampong Labu Estate Village Head and Mukim Labu Acting Penghulu Haji Sulaiman bin Haji Nasir joined the surveillance. No crimes were found.

Police personnel and Neighbourhood Watch members patrol an area in Kampong Ayer. PHOTOS: RBPF
Police personnel briefing Neighbourhood Watch members