‘Ad hoc’ community police stations to be closed

One of the stations being closed is the community police station at Bandar Teknologi, Kajang, located in a shophouse.

KUALA LUMPUR: Four community police stations in Kajang have been asked to shut down operations due to various issues following an investigation by federal police at Bukit Aman, said Kajang district police chief Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff.

The community police stations that will be closed beginning next month are in Taming Jaya, Bandar Technology, Sungai Tangkas and Bandar Damai Perdana.

“The closure is due to their ‘ad-hoc’ existence. They were set up without any study in terms of job positions, location, type of building and distance between police stations.

“The use of shophouses is not safe and does not meet specifications under the guidelines and regulations for building planning set by the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department,” he said in a statement here today.

Ahmad Dzaffir explained that the closure of community police stations was not just confined to Kajang but also involved several others throughout the country.

He said police duties in terms of crime prevention patrols in the affected areas would continue as usual.