Lianhe Zaobao | Page 8 | 24 February 2014
A resident was given a recognition award during the COPS ROLL OUT event yesterday for helping elderly escape fire at Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 Blk 297C. He also volunteered to join in Chua Chu Kang Citizens-On-Patrol system.
Out of the 35 police stations, 20 have already implemented Citizens-On-Patrol system and by 2015, all police stations will have the system in place.
Minister Gan Kim Yong officially launched the new Community Policing System (COPS) in Choa Chu Kang yesterday morning at the event. COPS is a nation-wide transformation of frontline policing strategies which aims to improve the way in which the current neighbourhood Police Centres (NPCs) works in, with and through the community.
Minister Gan also launched the bicycle bay at Choa Chu Kang Loop Blk 341 which consists of 12 two tier bicycle racks and CCTV. The CCTV will enable the residents to park their bicycles at the bicycle bay with an ease of mind.
Grassroots Adviser, Mr Zaqy Mohamad mentioned that many residents are afraid to park their bicycle at the bicycle bay due to theft and parked the bicycles at the corridors instead. This will cause inconvenience to other residents by obstructing the emergency escape route.