KUCHING, Sept 27: The police are ready to face this year’s rainy season in ensuring the smooth flow of aid to locations affected by floods.
According to a report by State-owned media outlet TVS today, Kuching Deputy Police Chief, Supt Merbin Lisa, said his team has made thorough preparations including the preparation of assets and task forces in addition to preliminary planning before the occurrence of disaster.
“Officers and members of IPD Kuching are at the highest level of preparedness in facing this rainy season which also includes team assets to be mobilised at any time in the event of a flood.
“We are also making improvements based on incidents that have happened before so that the police’s response will be more efficient in providing assistance to the location and to the flood victims,” he said during Kuching District Police Chief’s Monthly Assembly at the IPD Kuching’s compound today.
In the meantime, he also said that the police is also at a high level of preparedness to face the 15th General Election (GE15). This involves training for officers who will be on duty throughout the election period.
“In order to face GE15, the preparedness of IPD Kuching officers is also taken into account where they need to carry out their duties professionally to avoid negative implications that can tarnish the image of the police.
“In this matter, IPD Kuching through the public order and the training branch under the management division have and are planning appropriate in-service training (LDP) to strengthen the knowledge and responsibilities of each officer involved as well as the jurisdiction provided under the Election Offences Act 1954 and other provisions of the law in carrying out assignments during the next general election,” he added. — DayakDaily