SHAH ALAM: Police have given top priority to patrolling accident-prone stretches and crime-prone neighbourhoods throughout this Chinese New Year period.
The patrols, part of police’s special Ops Selamat 12, begins today and will end on Feb 23.
Shah Alam District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Baharudin Mat Taib said the accident-prone stretches are Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Jalan Jubli Perak, Jalan Subang and the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE).
He said throughout the 15-days, police will focus their patrols on the targeted areas, including Sri Muda and Seksyen 7.
“A total of 100 policemen have been deployed during Ops Selamat 12 with the aim of reducing road accidents and burglary cases.
“Having identified the targeted sites, the core of Ops Selamat 12 is to minimise accidents and crime statistics,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after the launch of Ops Selamat 12 at the Shah Alam district police headquarters today.
Baharudin said based on the previous year’s statistics, traffic accidents increased by 146 cases to 512 accidents, compared to 2016.
However, the number of deaths remained at four over the past two years.
Baharudin advised Shah Alam residents who are returning to their respective hometowns to register themselves with the police to enable policemen to patrol their neighbourhoods.
Registration can be done via forms available at the nearest police station or can be downloaded from the police’s official website.