|The police force in HCM City has launched an action month to ensure security, social order and safety. — Photo hcmcpv.org.vn|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Police on Tuesday (Sep 29) launched an action month to ensure security, social order and safety in the city during the upcoming 11th municipal Party Congress and the 7th Party Congress of the Central Public Security Organisation.
The action month will run from September 30 to October 31.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, the director of the city’s Police Department, Brigadier Lê Hồng Nam, said the main tasks of the police force are to protect security and ensure social safety and order, and to build trust and consensus among the public.
He asked police forces at all levels to continue to take serious measures to suppress crimes, implement crime combat and prevention work, reduce traffic accidents, and prevent fires and explosions.
The police force should take action to stop illegal street racing, prevent terrorism and sabotage, and promptly handle public order disturbances and collective violence, he said.
Each locality should promote propaganda activities to mobilise the public to join the “All people protect national security” movement.
The city aims to reduce the number of traffic accidents and casualties by at least five per cent, as well as criminal offenses, incidents disturbing the public order, illegal racing, and loss of human life and damage caused by fires and explosions.
Sr Lieut Col Trần Hồng Minh, District 3 Police Chief, said the force would combat organised criminal gangs, crimes related to "black credit", robbers, property theft, places for illegal activities relating to drugs, prostitution and gambling, and crimes relating to smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods.
The traffic police force will strengthen patrols to strictly punish the owners of vehicles found to have consumed alcohol.
The police force will examine businesses in accommodation services and entertainment, with special attention paid to apartment buildings and offices for lease.
Police in District 1 will try to detect and quickly deal with people who try to entice others to join illegal activities and disturb public order, the head of the district’s police, Colonel Lê Hoàng Châu, said.
The unit will also resolve conflicts, long-standing lawsuits and strikes to reduce the risk of crime.
In the first nine months of this year, the number of criminal cases in the city was down 1.66 per cent over the same period last year.
The decline was seen in the number of criminal and drug gangs, and the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries.
Requirements to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 have been strictly implemented during the coronavirus outbreaks by city police forces. — VNS