KUALA LUMPUR: Another 1,484 units of police quarters worth RM1.95bil are currently being built.
Bukit Aman Logistics and Technology department director Comm Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman said the allocation for the quarters were made under the Ninth, 10th and 11th Malaysia Plans.
"We currently have 118,726 personnel in service and only 63,832 quarter units with 55,561 personnel occupying them.
"8,271 quarters have incurred damage and are currently being repaired and maintained," he told reporters at Bukit Aman on Wednesday (July 22).
He said the police had set a 90% target for the housing of its personnel which adds up to 111,897 quarter units.
"This means we are short of 39,876 units.
"We have applied to increase our housing, and this includes via land swaps under privatisation projects involving 6,573 quarters," he said, adding that attention must also be given to personnel living in urban areas as they were forced to fork out more for rent compared to their allowances given.
Meanwhile, Comm Rosli said an RM100mil allocation had been approved for the repair and replacement of lifts within 201 police premises in 2019.
"Work is ongoing and expected to be completed in 2021.
"For 2020, an additional RM22mil has been approved for repairs of 41 lifts and repair work is currently in the planning stage," he said.
On another matter, Comm Rosli said an RM40mil allocation has been approved for upgrading its evidence stores for CID and Narcotic Crime Investigation Department.
"The upgrade works are expected to be completed in 2021," he said.
Meanwhile, on the Police Reporting System, Comm Rosli said the system was being upgraded through the green technology concept, involving the latest software to analyse information and increase integration between the police systems with other agencies.
"Upgrading and development of new modules that are more user friendly will speed up the process of receiving reports and information which is in line with modern policing," he said.
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