Thursday, 6 February 2014

CCTVs for 20 high-risk areas

ADDITIONAL EFFORT: Move complements existing policing initiatives which have seen success
KUALA KANGSAR: IN an effort to stamp out street crime, the police force here and the Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council (MPKK)  will be installing closed-circuit cameras (CCTV) at 20 high-risk areas around the district.
Outgoing Kuala Kangsar police chief, Assistant Commissioner Abdul Gaffar Muhamad, said the cameras would be concentrated on banks and traffic intersections around busy streets.
He said this move would complement the district's existing policing initiatives, which had managed to reduce the street crime rate for the first four weeks of the year compared with the same period last year.
"We believe that the presence of the cameras will scare away the criminals, which will make the public feel safer when they go about their daily business. This will help us to further reduce the district's crime rates, which have already dropped, thanks to the success of policing initiatives like the 1Kampung 1Polis programme," he said during the recent handing over of duties ceremony held at the Kuala Kangsar police headquarters.
Since the beginning of the year, 19 cases of street crimes and property-related crimes were reported in the district, with 10 of those cases successfully solved and 12 arrests made, compared to last year's figure of 23 reported cases, 13 solved cases and four arrests during the same time period.
Gaffar said he was leaving the district in good stead, as the overall crime rates had been steadily dropping for the last few years.
Also present at the ceremony was Perak police contingent's head of management department and senior assistant commissioner Datuk Zulkapli Ahmad.

CCTVs for 20 high-risk areas

Source: NewsStraitsTime


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