CHERAS: A total of 66 resident associations (RA) in Cheras will each be assigned a police sergeant to help reduce crime in their respective neighbourhoods.
District police chief ACP Mohan Singh said the sergeant would help the respective association and be their point--man when it came to crime issues.
He said police were confident the move would be a key factor in helping to reduce the overall crime rate in the district.
"The move is to help reduce crime which take place mainly in residential areas."
Mohan said there were 66 RAs here and they were all offered the services of a sergeant, who would be the first to know if a crime had occurred in the neighbourhood.
He said this when officiating the first Cheras police and resident association coordination workshop at the YPC--iTWEB College in Taman Maluri yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur National Unity and Integrity Department director Abdul Karim Abu Seman said they were planning to get an allocation to supply walkie--talkies to RAs in the city to facilitate communication during patrols.
"I see the members highly committed in carrying out their voluntary duties and I will propose to the right party that they be equipped with walkie--talkies," he said.