Volunteer Smartphone Patrol emergency safety plan starts in Sekuau next month

Saga (left) and Kanyan discussing various community policing programmes to be held in Sekuau next year.

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By Wendy John

DALAT, Dec 23: Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) emergency safety plan will be introduced in the Sekuau resettlement scheme starting January next year.

Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) councilor Henry Kanyan Vincent Rawing said Sekuau residents could register their mobile phone numbers via the VSP mobile app to enable them to become a ‘Police Partner’ in an effort to curb crime in their area.

“The VSP will facilitate the people of Sekuau to file a police report in the event of any suspicious, unhealthy and criminal activity.

“In addition, all longhouse chiefs in the Sekuau area must be the head of security in their respective areas, when VSP is implemented,” he said, adding that there were 64 longhouses in Sekuau.

He was speaking to reporters after a courtesy call on the new Dalat District Police Chief DSP Saga Chunggat at the Dalat District Police Headquarters (IPD) today.

Kanyan, who is also a Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth exco member, said various police programmes for the public would be held in the Sekuau resettlement scheme starting next year.

“Among them are the drug-free youth programme, service recognition ceremony, and police and community sports events that would take place in Rumah Seliau in Nanga Tebalai and Sekuau,” he said.

He also urged the community to work together to combat crime occurring in Sekuau and Sarawak as a whole.

“Everyone needs to work together to fight crime because crime can happen to anyone regardless of place, time, age, race and gender. It is important that we all participate in fighting crime,” he said.

Members of the Sekuau Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) also took part in the visit. — DayakDaily