KUCHING: A welfare month has been launched by district police to do their bit for society as well as to help fellow enforcement personnel in need.
Kuching police chief ACP Ashmon Bajah said the welfare month is part of its programme to provide support and assistance to the needy as well as to police veterans and retirees.
He added that the leadership in the force felt a need fulfil social responsibilities to help the people get back on their feet during hardship.
“We understand the hardship they have had to face, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where lives turned quickly.
“Therefore, we as an enforcement agency need to play our role, not only to enforce laws, but also to help the community in need by providing any support we can.
“Let’s be an example to other enforcement agencies that even though we are working and patrolling the street, we can still lend a hand to those in need of help,” said Ashmon.
He noted that this programme is also a way to strengthen relations between the police and the people.
He said this while officiating the Konvoi Kapcai Kebajikan programme at the district police headquarters, yesterday (July 2), with 30 police personnel with their motorcycles and mopeds joining the convoy.
The convoy visited 10 locations, starting from Kampung Tabuan Dayak to Santubong, and contributed food supplies as well as wheelchairs.
Following the programme, the district police will also have other welfare programmes this month namely house repairs for senior citizens, gotong-royong programme at Bintawa police station, the police chief’s visit to welfare houses, the Jom Sedekah programme and welfare visit to police personnel and retirees of district police.