KUALA LUMPUR – The total policing concept, adopted by the Kuala Lumpur (KL) police, has yielded positive results in reducing crime in the city.
Former KL police chief, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah, who has been appointed Bukit Aman Logistics Department director, said the concept, which was introduced under the 2011 KL Police Strategic Plan, has succeeded in curbing crime and reduced public fear of crime.
“The concept involves police presence through patrols, beats, the emphasis on source of information, collaboration with other agencies to ensure KL continues to be a safe place and public fear towards [sic] crime can be reduced,” he said at his farewell and handing over of duty at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters yesterday.
Zulkifli’s new appointment took effect on 11 May. His deputy, Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh, has taken over his former position. Zulkifli said other programmes were also introduced to improve the service quality of the city police.
“We have also succeeded in responding quickly to emergency calls, that is within eight minutes, and this proves our service is the best,” he added. He said upgrading of physical facilities and logistics had also enable members to improve on their work performance.