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Police giving out free bike locks at launch of 'U-Lock or U Lose!' campaign in Pasir Ris

Published on Jan 4, 2014 11:53 AM
 
Pasir Ris resident, Oston Yong, 16, tries out the new lock ahead of the 'U-Lock or U Lose' launch on Jan 4, 2014. Officers from Pasir Ris Neighbourhood Police Centre are putting the brakes on bicycle theft with the 'U-Lock or U Lose!' campaign. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN 

Officers from Pasir Ris Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) are putting the brakes on bicycle theft with the 'U-Lock or U Lose!' campaign.

The joint initiative between the police and the Pasir Ris community aims to educate the public on bicycle theft and promote the use of U-locks - considered more secure than standard cable or chain locks - to lock-up their two-wheelers.

Community Policing Officers from the NPC are working with volunteers from the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) and the estate's Citizens on Patrol members to give out 1,500 U-locks to residents who turn up at Pasir Ris MRT station with their bicycles until next month. So far, 700 U-locks have been given out for free.

The 'U-Lock or U Lose! campaign was officially launched at Pasir Ris Elias Community Club on Saturday along with the roll out of the fourth phase of the Community Policing System (COPS) at Pasir Ris NPC, by guest of honour Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

 
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