City Hall to equip enforcement officers with body cams

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

Nor Hisham, seen here pinning a medal on an officer, says the use of body cameras by enforcement officers will be expanded next year.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers will soon be equipped with body cameras when doing their rounds.

Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the initiative was meant to ensure professional integrity was maintained among DBKL officers while on duty.

“Five officers have already been equipped with a camera in a pilot programme and we expect another 100 to be equipped by the end of the year,” he added.

“It is hoped the cameras will stave off negative perceptions of the officers among the public,” he said, adding that the use of body cameras would be expanded in stages next year.

Separately, the mayor said DBKL would place pole markers for water levels in 50 flood hotspots in the city as an early warning system.

“These markers will be placed in low-lying areas such as Kampung Periuk in Kampung Baru and Lebuh Ampang,” he explained at DBKL Enforcement Department headquarters in Jalan Pahang Barat.

“This will allow locals and the public in the area to prepare in advance for flood possibility.

“The markers will be designed so that they are clearly visible and easily understood.”

This was in response to flash floods that occurred last Thursday in major parts of the city after continuous downpour that started at noon.

Nor Hisham was at the DBKL building to celebrate the department’s 51st anniversary.

Thirty-two officers received a medal for excellent service at the event.

Also present were DBKL executive director Datuk Ibrahim Yusoff, executive director (Planning) Nurazizi Mokhtar and enforcement department director Osman Ismail.

The mayor also revealed that the new enforcement department headquarters, being built at a cost of RM139mil, at Bandar Tun Razak in Cheras, would be completed by April next year.

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