Selangor community policing includes LRT stations

Joint patrols of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and auxiliary police at the light rail transit (LRT)stations in Selangor will be conducted to ensure the safety of passengers.

Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said about 300,000 people used the LRT service in the Ampang area in a month, for instance, and the police wanted them to feel safe.

“Hence, we will undertake a joint-patrol system with the auxiliary police atthe LRT stations,” he said after visiting the crime hot spots by taking the LRT ride from the Cahaya station in Ampang.

Tun Hisan said when the police wanted to do community policing, they wouldnot only focus on residents in housing areas including condominiums but also on people using public transport like the LRT trains.

He said the effort was also part of the police’s National Key Result Area of reducing crime rates. “We want to make sure the public really feel safe. That was why the first question that I asked two women who were on the LRT train today was whether they felt safe, and I was happy they said yes,” he added.