IN order to reduce the crime rate in residential areas, Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said the residents could form a Community Policing programme in their neighbourhood.
“The residents then can be the eyes and ears in order to prevent crime,” said Arjunaidi after launching the Face to Face and Community Policing programme in Subang Perdana recently.
He said most of the residents did not know one another although they lived in the same neighbourhood and as such could not tell when a stranger entered their area.
“If everyone takes the initiative to get to know one another then it will be easy for them to spot a stranger,” said Arjunaidi.
He said the crime rate in the area was still under control and mainly involved break-ins, snatch theft and theft of vehicles.
He also said the police station in Subang Perdana had been upgraded to a Category A station whereby its highest ranking officer is a chief inspector and would soon have 150 officers.
During the programme, the public were also educated on safety and given information on the police through photo exhibitions and live demonstrations from guard dogs.