What has happened to modern policing?
Akhbar Satar | 31 May 2019 00:30
In February last year in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) in Kuala Lumpur, The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) reaped the rewards of being part of the modern policing initiative. It took almost 20 months to achieve the significant reduction in crime rate of 40%. The pilot programme, which started in June 2016, also helped to improve the overall public perception of crime in the area.
TTDI police station chief Deputy Supt Ahmad Mohsin Md Rodi stated the programme has brought the community and police closer together. The police hold monthly meetings with the residents and keep a dialogue open with them. Residents, meanwhile, also feel safer as a study done by the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) showed the public’s perception of crime in TTDI dropped from 59% in 2016 to only 18% in 2017.
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