KL aims for place in top 20 safe cities list

News Desk in Kuala Lumpur/The Star
Asia News Network

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Police are aiming to help make the city one of the top 20 safest cities in the world by 2020.

Currently, Kuala Lumpur is ranked 79th among 130 cities in the list of safest places to live in according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) livability index.

City police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the city would be the pioneer for a programme which required the police to achieve four "safe city" goals.

Police will be focusing on four areas under the programme which is strengthening human capital, streamlining the service delivery system, enhancing community policing and improving logistics.

On human capital, DCP Mohmad said the brightest and most talented police personnel in the force would be brought from all over the country and placed in Kuala Lumpur.

Under the community policing plan, DCP Mohmad said more communication channels between the police and the public had been set up such as using Facebook and Twitter. The city police official website would also be made more pro-active and effective.

Lastly, on logistics, facilities and infrastructure, the force would improve investigation efficiency by using assets such as closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) and more patrol cars.