Senior police officials in districts will be held accountable for social disorder and rampant crimes under their jurisdiction, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta on January 12.
Of late, although Can Tho City has not reported a spate of serious crimes and murders as well as dangerous armed criminals, City leaders and local authorities should check and speed up the battle against crimes as well as multiply good models among communities for people to follow and have efforts been made to rehabilitate criminals who have been released from prison.
Addressing the meeting, Dep. PM Phuc said party secretary, chairpersons, and chief of police stations will be held accountable for crimes under their jurisdiction. Can Tho City needs to strengthen implementation of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam in crime prevention, including increased anti-crime propaganda, raising people’s awareness and imposing harsh penalties on police who shield criminals from the law, he added.
Dep. PM Phuc suggested that Can Tho City deploy crime prevention models adopted by Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and increase mobile police forces in the fight against crime. Can Tho City should launch a campaign against criminal activities in a bid to allow people to have a safe Tet festive season.
In related news, police in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11 increased the number of patrol teams in District 1, detected three cases of illegal weapons and seized 85 vehicles. Police teams tested suspected drivers of alcohol content in their blood (BAC) and issued stiff penalties on those reporting high content levels. They also seized 82 motorbikes and three cars involved in traffic violations.