Police bicycle patrol unit latest move to check crime
KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — The police today launched its maiden bicycle unit in Sentul to reduce crime in the district.
The move involves streamlining a voluntary patrol scheme involving members of the force and local community.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the unit was launched in Sentul as the district comprised many housing estates.
“Using bicycles for crime-prevention patrol is more suitable in housing areas with terrace houses, such as Sentul,” he told reporters after opening the Open Police Station ceremony held in conjunction with the 205th Police Day celebrations at the Jinjang police station here.
For a start, Mohmad said the unit would patrol several housing estates in Sentul before being extended to other districts under the purview of the Kuala Lumpur police.
“At the same time, we would like to attract the public, especially youths, to join in the bicycle patrol to assist police in preventing crimes,” he said, adding that the Sentul police had provided 10 bicycles.
He hoped the private sector could contribute more bicycles to the force. — Bernama