Safe City Programme

The Implementation of 15 Steps Towards Safe City Programme of Petaling Jaya
  • Step 1 : Segregation of Pedestrian Walkway from Motorcycle Lane
  • Step 2 : Implementation of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)  has adopted the Implementation Manual of Safe City Design via Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) since 2011. The implementation of CPTED is referred in during the planning, design and development stage of any proposed project. This includes layout plan design, building plan, engineering plan, landscape plan and during the issuance of Certificate of Completion and Compliance. The implementation of CPTED is based on the concept that “ Detailed physical environment design can effectively influence human behaviour from committing wrongdoing and decrease the fear of criminality while simultaneously increase the quality of life and surroundings. Amongst the components of CPTED which have been adopted by the Council are CCTV installation, provision of pedestrian walkway, installation of barrier rail and road bumps, lightings and other initiatives.
  • Step 3 : GIS Crime Base Mapping and Safe City Programme
Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is the first Local Authority (PBT)in pioneering the provision of GIS Crime Base Mapping which have been developed in 2007. Through GIS, crime scene record can be mapped out and stored in a more systematic manner according to year, type of crime, time and location of crimes. This will assist the Council ad PDRM (Royal Police Force) in their action plan for crime prevention in Petaling Jaya namely installation of CCTV, safety mirror, police beat and other initiatives.
However, in 2011, the NKRA Unit of Safe City, JPBD Peninsular Malaysia had developed a Safe City Monitoring System(SPBS) which was a transformation of the Police Reporting System (PRS) that has integrated with online tagging of criminal location on digital map using the Geography Information System (GIS) with coordinates. SPBS has been adopted by the Council in 2011 to replace the GIS Crime Base Mapping which was previously developed by the Council. SPBS has also been adopted by more than 35 local authorities including MBPJ and 217 hotspot police stations until 2013. SPBS has helped the Council is identifying hotspots area in Petaling Jaya based on the  criminal cases recorded by PDRM. Every year, the location for implementation of Safe City Programme will be given priority based in the identified hotspots areas.
  • Step 4 : Provision of Permanent or Mobile Police Station
  • Step 5 : Provision of Safety Mirror
  • Step 6 : Provision of Crime Warning Signage
  • Step 7 : Provision of safety alarm
  • Step 8 : Provision of Locked Motorcycle Parking Area
  • Step 9 : Installation of closed circuit camera (CCTV) in business premises and public areas
  • Step 10 : Lightings
  • Step 11 : Unobstructed View of  Public Lane from Public
  • Step 12 : Creation of Suitable Activities in Exposed Criminal Areas
  • Step 13 : Education, Public Awareness and Publicity
  • Step 14 : Increase Patrol in Residential Areas
  • Step 15 : Fixed Agenda in Local Authorities’ Monthly Meeting