Monday September 10, 2012
Increased police presence in Subang Jaya
SUBANG JAYA: Increased police presence can be witnessed in Subang Jaya through the Ops Payung initiative as they help in the effort to reduce crime in the area.
Retired armed forces personnel, Ang How Chuan, 73, said the mobile beat base initiative has helped the crime-fighting efforts in USJ 2.
“I have been living here for 20 years and before Ops Payung was launched, there used to be snatch thefts in the area.
“Now, however, I have not heard of any cases here,” he said.
He said the visible presence of the police force has helped make the neighbourhood a safer place.
He hoped for more police patrols especially in the afternoon.
Another resident from SS15, Joe Singh, in his 50s, echoes Ang’s thoughts as he believes the mobile beat bases are pre-emptive measures to catch criminals before the crime takes place.
A couple of months back, some residents were suspicious of a motorcyclist circling the area.
“When we notified the police personnel at the beat base, they caught the motorcyclist and found tools believed to be used for breaking into houses,” he said.
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the police have identified 394 locations all over Selangor for such mobile beat bases.
“In Subang Jaya, 38 mobile beat bases have been moving around,” he said.
DCP Tun Hisan also shared that a single mobile beat base has three police personnel in charge with two of the assigned to interact with people to find out the types of crime they are worried about.
“Police reports can also be lodged at these beat bases,” he said, adding that they provide greater coverage compared to static bases, such as police stations.