Central Police Station holds meeting

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Central Police Station in the capital recently held its first-quarter meeting with neighbourhood watches allocated under it.

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said in a press statement that the meeting was divided into two sessions.

The first session, held in the morning, took place in the operations room of the Central Police Station and was chaired by the Probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mohd Izzuddin Hanis Hj Mohd Salleh.

It involved villages under Mukim Gadong ‘A’ and Mukim Gadong ‘B’.

Several matters were discussed, including the fact that a few villages under Mukim Gadong ‘A’, Mukim Gadong ‘B’, Mukim Kota Batu, Mukim Kilanas and Mukim Kianggeh haven’t registered for the neighbourhood watch programme since its revival in 2014.

The Penghulu of Mukim Gadong ‘B’ also raised the matter regarding the location of sign boards to be in line with village heads’ sign boards.

An officer from the Central Police Station also explained that crime statistics from January until March 2016 showed a decrease, said the statement. Methods to enhance the neighbourhood watch programme were also discussed.

The second session, held in the afternoon, was chaired by the assistant officer in charge of the Central Police Station, Inspector Mohd Faizal Iswandy Ali Othman.

It involved neighbourhood watches under Mukim Kota Batu/Kianggeh and Mukim Kilanas and discussed matters of villages that haven’t registered.

The Penghulu of Mukim Kianggeh said the Kampung Kianggeh area doesn’t have any members as it is not a village area and the average population consists of foreigners and newcomers.

The penghulu also discussed matters of the location of sign boards, which he suggested should be placed strategically at the border of each village.

The assistant officer in charge of the Central Police Station also shared statistics which showed a decrease in the number of crimes from January and March 2016.

“However, the high number of crimes was focused in Mukim Gadong ‘B’ and Mukim Kianggeh,” said the statement.

The session also discussed religious and social matters, sports activities and operations in designated mukims.

The Brunei Times