Tourist Police (Malaysia)

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Tourist Police
Unit Polis Pelancong
Badge Polis Pelancong.jpg
The logo of Tourist Police
Active 1985 - present
Country  Malaysia
Branch Royal Malaysian Police.svg Royal Malaysian Police
Role Law Enforcement
Size Classified
Garrison/HQ Bukit Aman Police HQ, Kuala Lumpur, and all Police Contingents
Anniversaries March 25 (Police Days Anniversaries),
August 31 (Independence Day Anniversaries)
Commanders
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar

The Tourist Police Unit (Malay: Unit Polis Pelancong) is a specialized unit of the Royal Malaysian Police which give tourists information on law, customs, culture and attractions in the local community. Tourist Police uniforms are dark blue with a white hat. Badges worn on left pocket also feature an "i", symbolizing the international code for "information".

History[edit]

Tourist Police Unit in Malaysia were established by RMP in 1985 and is led by a commandant rank of Superintendent of Police. Tourist Police also help prevent crime in the areas which tourists visit.

Organisation[edit]

In Kuala Lumpur, four teams have been established to do daily patrol and to prevent any crime incident among tourists and local community itself. The four patrol teams are:

  • Walking Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Patrol Car Crew

Miscellaneous[edit]

In year 2005, the state police of Malacca with cooperation by Council Malacca City Historic (MBMB) established the "Tourist Police Mounted Unit" to security control and help tourists visit the state.

Their motto is "Friendly, Fast and Right". As such, Tourist Police are always in contact close with travel agencies, hotels, airlines, bus and taxi companies to help tourists find any information they may need. The Tourist Police help increase a country's image in the eyes of tourists.

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