CRIME-BUSTING: Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff revealed that state police have a hotline and a SMS line to enable it to act quickly against criminals
ALMOST 75 per cent of the public in Johor are unaware of the state police's hotline and SMS line which were set up six years ago.
Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff revealed this at the Program Jelajah Bermotosikal event recently.
He said the findings of a police survey also found that the public only knew of the 24-hour 999 emergency hotline, which is used to obtain help from the police, the fire and rescue department, hospitals and the civil defence department.
Mokhtar said that most of the people whom he had met were unaware of the state police's hotline and SMS line, which were set up to enable the police to act quickly on crime cases.
"This lack of awareness drove the state police to hold the programme to give out information on its SMS line to the public, so that people know it is easy to contact and receive assistance from the police anytime, whatever the crime.
"The programme is to promote police presence in the community, and identify the public's needs in fighting crime and reducing social ills," he said.
He urged the public to write down important phone numbers to enable them to contact the police.
The state police hotline is 07-221 2999, while text messages should be sent to 32728, by typing JOH followed by the complaint.
Mokhtar also urged Johoreans to cooperate with the police in combating crime.