Monday June 11, 2012
Cops: Public cooperation helps in reducing crime in Johor
JOHOR BARU: The police in Johor have implemented so far over 30 initiatives, which have contributed significantly to the reduction of crime rate in the state over the past four years.
State police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the initiatives were focused on 15 crime hotspots.
He said the state was initially identified as one of the four states along with Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Penang that had the highest crime rates in the country.
However, he said the number of cases have dropped significantly since the introduction of various programmes such as community policing and ronda riadah berbasikal where officers carried out joint patrols with members of the public.
Mokhtar said the state police recorded 7,951 cases in 2011.
Since then, the number of cases has been reduced by 11.19%.
Mokhar attributed the police’s success to the information and cooperation provided by the public.
He said one of the more successful initiatives undertaken is community policing.
The police were able to meet the targets set under the Reducing Crime NKRA through these initiatives.