Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Patrol unit making impact

The Motorcycle Patrolling Unit, which was established recently under the Reducing Crime NKRA, scored its first suc­-cess by foiling an attempted armed robbery with the arrest of three suspects.

Lans Korporal Mohamad Saiful Sharan and Lans Korporal Mardini Abdul Hamid were patrolling on their Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles when they suspected something amiss and went to investigate.

The policemen managed to arrest the suspects who were about to attack a 43-year-old mother and her son at their house in Taman Bukit Indah.

The officers were presented with certi­ficates of appreciation by the Federal Po­- ­­lice NKRA Secretariat chief Datuk Ayub Yaa­kob.

Ayub shared that the Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB) has been operating in four states to monitor housing areas to enhance the safety there.

He also shared that the initiative was still in its early stages and it was difficult to confirm its effectiveness as yet.

The officers assigned for patrol duty needed to get used to the routine and key indicators in the environment, as well as interact with the locals in the area to build a better people-police relationship.

“The policemen involved in the arrest have shown a fine example,” he said, adding that the units were recording several success stories nationwide, which proved it was making a difference in fighting crime.

“URB is not all about patrolling housing areas only.

“We want officers to have ownership of the assigned housing area. We want the residents and the officers to build a rapport.

“The policemen are also required to do profiling on the residents. This will help them to identify if something is amiss or any suspicious activity is taking place in the area,” Ayub said.

Johor is among the first states to receive the inaugural batch of 560 Kawasaki Ninja 250 (STD) X machines.

URB is also available in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang, with the second phase of the initiative expected to be implemented within the next six months.


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