IJM Land Bhd, the developer of the Seremban 2 township, has donated a Toyota Hiace Window Van and two Honda PCX150 motorcycles to the police to help them in crime prevention duties.
IJM Corporation Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Soam Heng Choon handed over the vehicles to Bukit Aman’s director of management Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah at a ceremony at the Mydin Mall in Seremban 2 recently.
“Apart from making their regular crime prevention rounds, the police will be able to use the vehicles to better interact with the local community, especially in Seremban 2,” said Soam.
He added that although the township was built based on safe city guidelines, the police was still instrumental in checking crime in the area.
“Although we have built police beat bases in busy areas, as well as gated-and-guarded communities, the police helped to keep the township safe.
"We are also grateful to the police for organising campaigns and dialogues with the local community on crime prevention. We hope these will continue,” he said.
Soam said the population in the 920ha township grew by leaps and bounds and now totalled about 60,000.
“With the massive population increase, there is now a greater need to ensure that the township remains safe and to prevent crime.
“Apart from the mobile police station and two motorcycles, we have also identified a 0.86ha plot on which to build an additional police station,” he said adding that the new station was in addition to the district police headquarters in Seremban 2.
Zulkifli thanked IJM Land for the sponsorship and said the police would continue to monitor the area.
He said more government and private agencies were setting up auxiliary police units.
To-date, 117 private companies have auxiliary units, while government-linked companies have 48, government agencies 31, statutory bodies 25, public universities 10, local councils three, and private institutes of higher learning one.
Zulkifli said personnel in such units were trained by the police.
“We believe the setting up of more such units would help the police carry out its duties, including enforcement work,” he said.
Zulkifli said any government or private agency planning to set up their own auxiliary units could apply to the Inspector General of Police.
“The applicants will be required to abide by certain conditions before they are given approval,” he said, adding that the applicant would also be required to pay the salaries of the personnel.
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