IGP: 2013, PDRM is going green

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KUALA LUMPUR  –  The police force is going green in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar told the Star.

For a start, the force will make its police stations paperless in stages.

By 2014, all new police buildings and facilities would be built with environmentally-friendly designs and equipment.

“Beginning next year, the police will implement the eco-friendly practices like saving electricity, minimising pollution and con-tributing to environmentally-friendly practices.

“This is a part of our 2013 resolution and strategic planning to help reduce the country’s carbon footprint.

“We will begin by making the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee traffic police station the first green police station’,” he said at a “Go Green” seminar at a hotel here yesterday.

He explained the station would be the first to go paperless.

Ismail said police would work with the various agencies to employ the “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” (CPTED) in urban planning, which is being employed globally.

“This will go hand in hand with our Safe City’ initiative to reduce crime under the National Key Area Result (NKRA) programme,” he said.

The seminar was attended by officials from the Malaysian Green Technology Corp (GreenTech), under the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry and Malaysia Productivity Corp.

Ismail said the seminar was to provide education and information for senior police officers on the “Go Green” idea.

“We will expand the idea to the rest of the force later on,” he added.