KLANG now has two police districts, North Klang and South Klang, for the convenience of residents, Selangor deputy chief of police senior Asst Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said.
The two districts were created due to population growth and the nature of crimes.
North Klang and South Klang will share the Klang River as their common border.
Klang North police district will comprise six police stations — Bandar Baru Klang, Bandar Sultan Suleiman, Bandar Bukit Raja, Meru, Sungai Kapar Indah and Kapar while the Klang South would have eight — Klang, Port Klang, Pandamaran, Pulau Ketam including four community stations Telok Gong, Bukit Tinggi, Pulau Indah and Sentosa.
Klang has two officers in charge on either side of the river.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hasan and the Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar have been instrumental in approving the two police districts.
Current OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop will head South Klang while Supt Mohd Shukor Sulong will head North Klang. Before this, Supt Shukor was the deputy OCPD for Petaling Jaya.
He added that it was approved in March 2009 in conjunction with the 202nd Police Day, after the people, non-governmental organisations and politicians had urged the government to beef up the police force to create a safer environment with the development of new residential and commercial areas.
SAC Thaiveegan said he was delighted that the Klang police headquarters had performed well under the leadership of ACP Mohamad who he commended as a person with a high level of commitment, that other policemen should follow.
Between January and June, the crime index in Klang declined 12.64% compared with the corresponding period last year especially in violent crimes and property thefts.
ACP Mohamad said the South Klang police station would have 200 police personnel with some officers from other states.
”Now the Kapar police station is being renovated to be used as the South Klang police headquarters. From Aug 1, it would be fully operational with all units, including the commercial crime, narcotics and criminal investigations units,” he said.
Supt Shukor, who received the Baton of Duty from ACP Mohamad, said he would use his experience to curb crime and serve the people in the area.
”Fighting crime is not a simple task but I need the concerted effort of the people and officers,” he said.