Thursday, May 8, 2008
Police to bring anti-crime roadshows to kindergartens
KUALA LUMPUR: The police will embark on a roadshow to kindergartens to highlight to preschoolers the do's and don'ts to keep them safe.
City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Muhammad Sabtu Osman said the roadshow, to be launched this year, would include talks and mini exhibitions on crime prevention.
“We want to impart the 10 golden rules on safety to these kids to identify danger and to react to situations,” he said after launching a joint anti-crime project themed Towards Safety, Unity, and Harmony 2008 yesterday.
The joint project by the police, RakanCop and Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd is part of the RakanCop for Kids programme to be launched this year.
Getting kids involved: Children performing during the launch of the anti-crime project in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
DCP Muhammad Sabtu said the police also hoped to erase any fear the children may have of the police.
“Most pre-schoolers are four to six-years-old and that would be the appropriate age group to expose them to the awareness of crime and how to prevent it from happening,” he said.
DCP Muhammad Sabtu said the roadshow was important to check the rising crime rate affecting children.
He cited as example the brutal murder of seven-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, whose body was found stuffed in a bag at a staircase in Old Klang Road last September.
- The Star