Tourist Police (Malaysia)
Unit Polis Pelancong
The logo of Tourist Police
|Active||1985 - present|
|Branch||Royal Malaysian Police|
|Garrison/HQ||Bukit Aman Police HQ, Kuala Lumpur, and all Police Contingents|
|Anniversaries||March 25 (Police Days Anniversaries),
August 31 (Independence Day Anniversaries)
|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".
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
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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