PKKS pledges to help reduce crime rates in Sarawak

Sarawak Community Policing Association new executive committee members for the 2017 to 2019 term.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Community Policing Association (Persatuan Kepolisan Komuniti Sarawak) pledged its commitment to cooperate with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in reducing crime rates in the state.

Chairman Datuk John Lau Pang Heng said the association has resolved to work very closely with the police in crime prevention.

“Currently, the association has 15,000 members throughout the state. Our target is to help the police to reduce a minimum of three per cent of the crime rate this year,” he said.

One of the activities which they have intensified is residents and volunteerism-based surveillance in all neighbourhoods towards this cause.

Lau called for a closer working relationship between police and members of the public and for this to be conducted in the spirit of goodwill.

“We look forward to new ideas on how to work better with the police and play a role in building a safer, secure and tranquil society in Sarawak. It is also our responsibility to invite young members to join the PKKS to serve the community on a voluntary basis,” he said.

PKKS recently held its biannual general meeting to receive reports from officer bearers, financial reports and to elect new executive committee members for the 2017 to 2019 term.