ONCE again, USJ 6 Rukun Tetangga members joined forces with the USJ 8 police station to organise a crime prevention initiative in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Residents of USJ 6 could leave their homes with relative ease of mind knowing their fellow neighbours and the police officers were around to help watch over their property.
The two-hour initiative held recently saw some 11 police personnel and eight members led by USJ 8 police station chief ASP Jasni Zopal and USJ 6 Rukun Tetangga (KRT USJ 6) chairman Mej (R) Ismail Feisol conducting spot checks in the neighbourhood.
KRT USJ 6 deputy chairman Juan Lee said the joint patrol with the police was a good way to reduce crime and prevent unscrupulous characters from targeting the neighbourhood.
“We have 2,147 landed properties here and we need the help of neighbours to keep an eye on the neighbourhood. If we can do this, we can live in a zero-crime community,” he added.
Checks were also conducted at several rented houses occupied by foreigners following complaints from neighbours.
“We checked on the foreign residents following complaints of unhealthy activities and loud noises coming from the premises.
“They were not targets of our patrol but we wanted to let them know about the complaints lodged against them,” said Lee.
He said the difference in culture may be the cause of the inadvertent noise and activities.
All the foreigners, who worked as grasscutters or employed with car wash centres and restaurants, had proper documentation and no arrests were made.
ASP Jasni spent several minutes advising the workers on respecting their neighbours’ privacy and the visit was well received by the foreigners.
The KRT team is carrying out roadblocks and patrols during the festive period as well.