CHERAS: Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order (Special Operations Force) deputy director,Datuk Muhammad Fuad Abu Zarim,yesterday conducted a walkabout under the police force's high--profile policing programme at Leisure Mall shopping complex in Taman Segar here.
"The programme is an effort to regain public confidence,describing it as the best way to approach the public," Muhammad Fuad said.
Muhammad Fuad said that the crime rate has dropped to a satisfactory level following several community policing programme launched since last year.
"Last year,we set up a police beat base here and it has proven to be effective as feedback from business operators has been positive. They feel that police presence on the streets has helped reduce crime," he said.
He said with the implementation of Ops Payung,the Crime Prevention Team patrols and many more,the public were no longer afraid of approaching the police.
"The beauty of community policing is that its a joint effort by the police and the community,and this has paid off as many residents' associations have started working with us on reducing crime rate in their respective areas."
Accompanying Muhammad Fuad yesterday were KL deputy police chief Datuk Amar Singh and Cheras district police chief ACP Mohan Singh.