City police hold year-end review

Ho Chi Minh City Police held a meeting on December 29 to review work carried out in 2009 and deploy plans for 2010.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party’s Committee Le Thanh Hai (2nd, R) speaks with representatives at a meeting December 29 to summarize police work in 2009. (Photo: SGGP)

Attending the meeting were Secretary of the city Party’s Committee Le Thanh Hai, Chairman of the city People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan, Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieutenant General Tran Dai Quang, and leaders from military headquarters in the city.

In 2009, HCM City Police took initiative, were creative and consultative with the city People’s Committee and leaders of the Ministry of Public Security, said director of the city police Major General Nguyen Chi Dung. Authorities took a direct approach in dealing with complex issues and successfully maintained political security in the city, he added.

Mr. Dung said police also implemented measures to curb criminal gang activity as well as strengthened efforts to crack down on illegal activity related to finance, currency, and the stock market.

The police also maintained safety in key public areas including tourism sites and community events.

In 2010, city police said they will focus on coordinating with other authorities to prevent more crimes.

They will also strive to deal more effectively with traffic-related issues and open more criminal investigations.

Mr. Dung said police will make special efforts to penalize those who engage in illegal street racing.

To ensure and enhance political security and social safety, city police leaders will strengthen police forces in districts and wards while tightening regulations on weapons and explosive materials.

Speaking at the meeting, Secretary of the city Party’s Committee Mr. Hai praised the achievements of city police and asked them to increase training and improve their skills to crackdown on issues related to environment.

Police also need to prevent and fight crime to protect the party congress at all levels and the National Representative Congress of the Vietnam Communist Party, said Mr. Hai.

By D.Hiep, translated by T.Huong

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