KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police are using women officers to send a message to students that it is not worth the risk to become a gangster.
The police believe that women officers would be more approachable in its crime prevention drive in schools, The Star reported.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Abdul Jalil Hassan said that the move was part of the overall plan to combat organised crime.
He said: "We are sending our policewomen to all high schools in the Klang Valley to engage students and speak to them about staying away from gangs."
He was speaking to reporters after launching Ops Cantas Khas Wanita at a Kuala Lumpur school on Tuesday.
With him were 46 women police officers who interacted with the students and their parents.
Said SAC Abdul Jalil: "We told them why they should say 'no' if any gang comes to recruit them and what to do if they are approached."
He said the operation would focus on keeping students from skipping school and loitering.
It will be carried out at the state and district police levels.
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