Police Volunteer Reserve Corp (Malaysia)

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The Police Volunteer Reserve (PVR) (Malay: Sukarelawan Polis) is a special police as well as a supporting unit of the full-time Royal Malaysian Police force where normal citizens could volunteer to help to maintain peace and security of their respective neighbourhoods and public areas.[1] The PVR is composed of professionals such as the lawyers, teachers, doctors, businessmen, and senior government officers. Caused very deep interest on this police field has called that group to join this field.

The PVR existence not only provides opportunity to give insight into the life of a policeman, it even gives space to cement a relationship between police and society. PVR members are bound by the same rules and regulations as the police force when they are on duty and must display a good image.[2]


The PVR during the guard the Danga Bay.

The PVR is created as a formation under the police authorities since the year 1957 which is known as Special Operations Volunteer Force. Currently, the membership is amounted to as many as 3,400 officers from other states with major town focus. The philosophy of the PVR existence is to give opportunity to civilians to transform themselves into the police careers. The PVR members perform the same kind of duties as regular police officers, to enforcing the law and maintaining peace and security.

Organisations of PVR[edit]

Malaysian citizen qualified are invited to be Police Volunteer Reserve Corp in Police Volunteer Reserve Corp in other states of Malaysia. Those interested can obtain application forms were being anywhere District Police Volunteer Reserve Corp or in Contingent Police Volunteer Reserve Corp or could be downloaded from website link. The recruitment drive was to heed the latest call by the government to get more PVRs on the field to curb crime. Apart from the six months of strict training, the new PVRs recruits would also be taught self-defence. t’s the first recruitment drive for the district and the areas currently patrol.

Besides patrolling, the PVRs are also required to beef up security at official functions and maintain peacekeeping at certain public events.


For volunteers aged between 18 and 40 years old. The volunteer need to be a full-time employee of any established organisation, preferably from the government sector. The volunteers need to get clearance from their employers before they decide to volunteer. When the complete application form need to be sent to near or further Police Volunteer Reserve Corp Chief to Contingent Police Volunteer Reserve Corp.

All applications should use available special form from any District Police Volunteer Reserve Corp or in Contingent Police Volunteer Reserve Corp or could be downloaded from this website page.

Absorbs of People's Volunteer Corps (RELA) and Civil Defence Department (JPAM) members[edit]

In August 2009, the Malaysian People's Volunteer Corps (Malay: Ikatan Relawan Rakyat Malaysia) (RELA) and Malaysian Civil Defence Department (Malay: Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia) (JPAM) members will start their duty as Police Volunteer Reserve (PVR) to achieve the new government's one the six National Key Result Areas (NKRA) in the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) efforts to reduce street crime by 20% in the next 14 months.[3][4][5] The Home Minister, Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said 948 are RELA members and 174 others are from the Civil Defence Department were selected to join the team last month.[6] Currently, the 135 maiden batch of volunteers from the RELA and JPAM will complete their two-week-long training today and are ready to start duties as volunteer police personnel from Sunday.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Subang Jaya police district needs people for its reserve unit". thestar.com.my (The Star (Malaysia)). 17 October 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Uphold image of the police, PVR staff told". thestar.com.my (The Star (Malaysia)). 7 March 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fix mindset on NKRA, civil servants told". www.malaysianmirror.com (Malaysian Mirror). 3 August 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sukarelawan polis mula bertugas". utusan.com.my (Utusan Malaysia). 19 August 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Volunteer corps to start duty today". thestar.com.my (The Star (Malaysia)). 18 August 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Consider people's wishes, interests in selecting candidate". utusan.com.my (Utusan Malaysia). 14 September 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "135 ready to serve as volunteer cops". thestar.com.my (The Star (Malaysia)). 14 August 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 

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