Police stepping up patrols to ensure communities remain safe in spite of floods

Inspector Erwin (second from left) paying a visit to villagers from one of the longhouses on Monday.

Brad Rantayy

MARUDI, Jan 25: Police in Marudi on Monday visited and carried out meet and greet sessions at three longhouses in the district as part of their community policing activities.

According to the crime prevention and community safety department of Marudi police headquarters chief, Inspector Erwin Geoffry Ussan, the programme was carried out to prepare for challenges related to pre-disaster planning, such as flood relief and stepping up patrols at flood affected areas.

On Monday, the law enforcement team led by Inspector Erwin visited Tuai Rumah (TR) Muam, TR Brit B and TR Entasan.

He said, during the meet and greet session, residents have been told not to worry about leaving their homes (when floods strike) for fear of their houses being broken into, as the police would also conduct regular patrols.

Erwin added that apart from crime prevention patrols, the police will also assist other security forces in the evacuation of flood victims. — DayakDaily