Schools urged to share information on criminal activities with police


KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman police have urged schools to share with them information about criminal activities among the  students.

Internal Security and Public Order Department director Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said if needed, the police would send officers to monitor the situation at schools on a weekly basis.

“Schools must not be afraid to share information with the police if there are students involved in gangsterism, drugs or other criminal activities by reporting to police officers  on duty,” he told a press conference after attending Quality Award Day 2017 at SMK Taman Kosas, Ampang here yesterday.

The teachers can send the information to PDRM’s Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) application by recording videos and images of criminal activities by the students.

Zulkifli pointed out that the students who are in their teens, should adopt a positive attitude and to avoid engaging in immoral activities.

“The parents and the community  can play an important role in shaping the students morals and discipline as it is not the sole responsibility of the schools.

“They (the schoolchildren) are only in school for seven to nine hours. The rest of the time is spent at home,” he added. — Bernama