SAFE CITY: Vital for GTP goal, says Hisham
JOHOR BARU: THE Home Ministry wants relevant stakeholders, especially from the private sector, to help boost crime reduction efforts in the country.
Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said such an integration would help in the implementation of the second phase of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP).
Launching the RM95 million state-level police integrated response system (IRS) here yesterday, he said it would be incorporated into the state command centre at the Johor police contingent headquarters.
Hishammuddin said the system created a reactionary mechanism where every case reported would be completed promptly and without much hassle.
From the command centre, information would be channelled to all frontline policemen such as the mobile policing vehicle (MPV) units, motorcycle patrols and those on beat patrol.
Closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) have also been placed strategically around the city and in major towns to monitor any criminal activity.
"The system will also have emergency boxes in strategic areas within Johor to enable the public to communicate directly with the police with a press of a panic button in the box if there is a crime," he said, adding that it would be implemented nationwide soon.
Hishammuddin said the main objective was to improve the flow of information from the victim or complainant to the police.
Previously, under the MSafe programme, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya had implemented a similar programme in 2010.
Called the Malaysia Safe programme, the CCTV cameras in the two cities were integrated with the district police to create a smart and safe city.
Also present at the event was Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi and Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff.