SUBANG JAYA: Residents who make a last minute dash to the banks or a visit to the jewellery shops will notice a huge police presence from now until a week after Hari Raya.
The increased presence of policemen is part of efforts to deter crime in these hotspots especially with the festive season just around the corner.
Officer-in-charge of Subang Jaya police station Inspector Sulaiman Baputty said he will be mobilising more uniformed and plainclothes personnel to provide security as well as boost the confidence of residents who may need to do last-minute banking.
"Our payung (umbrella) patrol will be stationed at strategic areas to keep an eye and assist residents when the need arises," he said after a meeting with the management of Subang Parade to assess the effectiveness of police presence in shopping malls since July.
On the police's balik kampung campaign, Sulaiman said residents had started to submit the forms to request for police patrols and checks on their homes while residents are away for the Raya break.
Police patrols in shopping malls -- Subang Parade, Empire Shopping Gallery and Carrefour -- according to Sulaiman, have helped to boost public safety.
"No major incidences took place while our men from Bukit Aman joined us on patrols in shopping malls. These patrols will continue," he added.