Police initiatives help lower crime rate in Klang
KLANG: South Klang district police chief Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Muhammad Mat Yusop has commended the community for its efforts in crime prevention, which have helped lower occurrences of crime in the vicinity.
Muhammad said crime was down to 1,468 from January to October this year, compared to the 4,145 cases reported in the same period last year.
He said the joint patrols organised between the public and police significantly contributed to the decrease in crime activities in the area.
Muhamad said the South Klang district also had 16 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed to monitor crime hotspot areas.
He also encouraged the public to use the MyDistress mobile phone application as it could alert the Selangor police to an emergency.
The district police chief specifically urged petrol station operators to have the MyDistress application readily available at their respective stations, as it was an effective way to prevent crime.
Muhammad said since its launch, the police had successfully arrested all perpetrators that were reported via the application in Selangor.