Police, community join forces against crime

Hakim Hayat

Crime prevention surveillance carried out through the Neighbourhood Watch Programme (PK) is one of the prevention strategies by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) with the community. According to the police, the programme does not only forge closer ties with the community in combatting crime, but has also proven to bring down the crime rate.

A number of surveillances were carried out by the Brunei-Muara Police District, including Kampong Ayer Police Station recently. Assistant Commanding Officer of Kampong Ayer Police Station Inspector Abdul Halim bin Abdullah Chok led the operation in covering areas in STKRJ Kampong Lumapas, Jalan Kampong Kilugus, government buildings, the old clinic and hospital site and roads along Kampong Panchor Lumapas. Acting Village Head of Kampong Lumapas ‘A’ Haji Saini bin Haji Maidin along with police personnel and PK members of the village also participated.

Meanwhile, Commanding Officer of the Muara Police Station ASP Hajah Nur Azhani binti Haji Johaiani also led a separate operation targetting crime-prone areas in RPN Kampong Meragang, Meragang Beach, Meragang Park and Jalan Kemangsi. Acting Village Head of RPN Kampong Meragang Mohammad bin Tamin also took part.

A similar operation was also conducted by the Berakas Police Station, led by Assistant Commanding Officer Inspector Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Abdul Rahman, focussing on areas in RPN Kampong Lambak Kanan, Mukim Berakas ‘B’. No criminal activities were detected.

An operation under the Neighbourhood Watch Programme in progress at the Meragang Beach. PHOTO: RBPF