Integrated operation reduces crime in KK

Mohd Zaidi (fourth from right) posing with SRS and KRT residents in Luyang during OBCJ early Sunday morning.

KOTA KINABALU (Aug 7): The implementation of Operasi Bersepadu Cegah Jenayah (OBCJ) or Integrated Crime Prevention Operation, has seen a drop in the crime index in the state capital.

Kota Kinabalu Police Chief Deputy Commissioner Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said since the establishment of the OBCJ in March this year, the crime index in the state capital has dropped by 90. at 30%.

“Before the OBCJ, the crime index in Kota Kinabalu (between October 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022) was recorded at 90%.

“On March 1, we implemented the OBCJ and after 151 days, the crime index was recorded at 30%.

“This is a huge drop of 60% which shows that OBCJ is an effective police strategy to combat criminal activity,” he said during the OBCJ operation around the capital. state early Sunday morning.

The OBCJ is said to be the brainchild of Mohd Zaidi when he was chief of police in Kota Belud.

After his transfer to Kota Kinabalu as Chief of Police, Mohd Zaidi again introduced the OBCJ to curb criminal activities.

“When I first introduced OBCJ in Kota Belud, the result was positive as we managed to reduce the crime index in the district.

“After my transfer to Kota Kinabalu, I again introduced OBCJ with the aim of reducing crime around the state capital and after 151 days of introducing OBCJ, we managed to reduce crime. crime index at its current level,” he said.

Refusing to accept full credit, Mohd Zaidi said the OBCJ would never be a success without the commitment and selflessness of all its police officers and Kota Kinabalu Police Contingent (IPD KK) personnel.

The OBCJ, which begins from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily, involved the seven police stations around the state capital, the Police Car Unit (MPV), the Motorcycle Patrol Unit ( URB), as well as the Skim Rondaan Sukarela (SRS) or voluntary patrol program, and Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) or neighborhood support unit.

“Our approach is to always study current crime trends, which is why the opening hours and location of the OBCJ vary from place to place. We will not focus on one location but we will we will move from place to place.

“We will also use the ‘Snap Check’ approach where police will check vehicles and individuals who are still moving in the middle of the night,” he said.

Mohd Zaidi said that in the first four months of the OBCJ, police arrested 20 people for burglary and drug-related offences.

Police also solved 32 burglary cases and prevented one burglary.

Some of the OBCJ locations include Menggatal, Alamesra, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Karamunsing, Luyang and Tanjung Aru.

The objectives of the OBCJ are to minimize instances of crime in sensitive areas, reduce potential criminal activity and drug related activity, show presence of police and staff, increase community confidence and maintain public safety in the state capital.

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