KOTA KINABALU: A total of 392 police officers have been assigned to primary and secondary schools in Sabah as school liaison officers to aid crime prevention efforts.
Sabah police management department head SAC Zabidi Mohd Zain said this collaboration between the Education Ministry and Royal Malaysia Police had greatly helped school authorities to check criminal activities within their premises.
“However, most cases of violence and other crimes (involving students) happen outside school hours and are beyond the control of the school authorities.
“There were also cases of students being involved in crimes such as rape outside the school compound, ” he told reporters after the launch of the state-level Jom Ke Sekolah programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Likas here Monday (Feb 17).
Zabidi said apart from visiting schools once every two weeks, the police liaison officers also monitor the schools under their care and conduct crime prevention talks.