Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and police officers (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the People’s Public Security force to focus on enhancing capacity in controlling, analysing and forecasting security situations to give timely advice to the Party and State on policies and measures to protect social security and order serving socio-economic development.

Addressing a conference on June 28 to review the force’s performance in the first half of this year, the PM urged police at all units and localities to actively implement plans to ensure security and order, and avoid falling into a passive position during any situation.

It is necessary to guarantee security in strategic areas such as the northwestern, Central Highlands, and southwestern regions, he requested.

The PM directed the force to hold regular raids on criminals for eliminating social vice hot spots, reducing dangerous crime types and preventing the increase of crimes.

Noting the force’s tough tasks in the rest of the year in the context of a complicated world, region and domestic situation, he directed the force to update itself on the new Party’s orientations on security and public security force building stated in the 12th Party Congress resolution.

Along with speeding up the judicial reform, the force should apply breakthrough solutions to prevent and combat organised, trans-national, high technology and other types of crimes.

The Government leaders also asked for more efforts in improving the effectiveness of State management over security in line with the administrative reform towards openness and transparency.

The force should conduct synchronous measures to ensure traffic safety and prevent fires and explosions, while assisting people during natural disasters, and coordinating closely with other sectors and forces to protect security, he said.

Particularly, he stressed the need to optimise the operational efficiency of communal police, as well as stronger responsibility of organisations, schools, enterprises and families in protecting social security and order.

The PM also requested the Party Committee of the Public Security Ministry to continue realising the resolution on Party building in association with the building of the force.

According to Public Security Minister, General To Lam, in the first six months of this year, the People’s Public Security force proposed to the Party and State a number of strategic policies as well as specific solutions to safeguard national security and social safety and order.

The force effectively and timely foiled all hostile schemes, while actively resolving emerging social security problems and ensuring absolute safety for the country’s major political events, including the 12th Party Congress and the general election in May, he said.

He also noted that the prevention and fight against criminals showed effective signs, with decreased number of criminal cases and traffic accidents, added General To Lam.

Efforts made by the force have contributed to protecting the country’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as national security and interests, serving the country’s socio-economic development, he stated.-VNA