STRONG BOND: A better police-community relationship has led to a decrease in Mersing’s crime index and an increase in the rate of crimes solved
MERSING police chief Deputy Superintendent Mohd Nor Rasid is now a familiar face to many, after having gone out of his way to meet and interact with the people.
His efforts are in answer to the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar's call for district police chiefs to go to the ground, regardless of where they were, to achieve the goals of community policing.
Mersing police have also organised fishing competitions, bicycle patrols with Rukun Tetangga and Volunteer Patrol Scheme members, gotong royong and sporting competitions. All received a good response from the public.
Mohd Nor said the goal to make the police the community's best friends had been achieved through the recent activities.
"People came from as far as away as Rompin, Pahang, to take part in our activities," said Mohd Nor.
He was speaking after meeting the folk of the towns of Mersing and Endau. Also present was Mersing Criminal Investigation Department head Assistant Superintendent Abd Aziz Che Embong.
Mohd Nor said this approach had encouraged the public to contact the police as soon as a crime has occurred, and enabled the police to take immediate action.
"This has shown positive results with a decrease in the district's crime index in the district and an increase in the rate of solved crimes.