Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Police Ninjas to roll out today

Housing areas in six states under the National Key Result Area (NKRA) initiative will soon be hearing the roar of motorcycles, thanks to 1,000 high-powered vehicles allocated to patrol these estates.

Federal Police NKRA Secretariat chief Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said the first batch of 560 Kawasaki Ninja 250 (STD) X machines would be deployed after its launch today.

"The motorcycle patrol units will monitor housing areas in six states under the NKRA initiative, namely the Federal Territories, Selangor, Johor, Perak, Penang and Kedah.

"The second batch will be rolled out early next year. If successful, this effort will be expanded nationwide," Ayub said during the rehearsal prior to the launch in Bandar Kinrara yesterday.

The RM20 million purchase was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the unveiling of the 2013 Budget in September.

The patrol unit will comprise 50 officers and 950 men from police contingents in the six states. Five women were also among the 560 in the first batch.

Ayub said the police officers would patrol in teams of two.



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