Drop in reported index crime cases attributed to close cooperation between members of police force

Collin (left) presents a certificate of appreciation a senior officer Khusairy Bujang.

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SIBU, Jan 17: A sharp drop in index crimes here has been attributed to the close cooperation between officers and other rank-and-file in the police force.

Speaking at the Sibu police’s Monthly Assembly for January today, Sibu acting district police chief, Supt Dr Collin Babat said there is also greater public awareness of crime prevention due to awareness campaigns.

“In 2021, there were 560 index crime cases recorded compared to 807 cases in 2020. This represents a drop of 247 cases. As for commercial cases, a total of 286 cases were reported, of which 172 had been brought to court. In comparison, there were 359 cases last year where 152 of them were brought to court,” he revealed.

Collin however urged the police force to intensify its efforts including providing quality service to the people as the future is getting more challenging.

On the Covid-19 pandemic, he reminded the public to always prioritise their safety and health as the country is still in the pandemic recovery stage.

“Also avoid being involved in corruption and online gambling,” he advised.

At the ceremony, he presented certificates of appreciation to heads of various departments in the force and members of the media. — DayakDaily