The annual crime prevention carnival – Jointly Creating a New Environment for the Community – will be held in Iao Hon Market Park on Saturday afternoon.
The carnival aims to enhance public awareness of crime prevention and strengthen cooperation between the government and residents to create a stable living environment, as well as to build a safe, healthy and harmonious community through a raft of activities.
The three-hour event will feature a wide range of activities, including game booths, educational videos and themed educational talks, as well as the displays of fire engines, police cars, firefighting equipment, crime-scene investigation vehicles and detection equipment, enabling residents to get close to the “real stuff” and experience crime and fire prevention measures.
Unitary Police Service Civil Protection and Coordination Centre Senior Superintendent Cheong Chi Fai said that with the participation of six civil defence volunteers at the carnival, jigsaw puzzles will be used to raise public awareness of emergency responses to events such as storm surges. Cheong pointed out that civil defence attaches great importance to preventive work, adding that a large-scale annual Crystal Fish drill was being prepared for this year’s exercise to enhance public awareness of crime and disaster prevention measures, for example, storm surges, in advance of the monsoon season. He said that after previous drills, public awareness of storm preparedness had been enhanced.
Cheong pointed out that with the easing of the government’s Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control measures and the resumption of school classes, his bureau would cooperate with the Education and Youth Development Bureau to relaunch information-sharing activities at schools, so as to raise students’ crime prevention awareness, while working with civil associations to promote and strengthen public awareness through street events.
The carnival, which will run from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, is co-organised by the Macao General Union of Neighbourhoods Association, commonly known as Kai Fong, in conjunction with the Unitary Police Service, Municipal Affairs Bureau, Public Security Police, Judiciary Police, Fire Services Bureau, Health Bureau and the Environmental Protection Bureau, The Macau Post Daily reported.