Updated: 04/14/2014 23:30

Geylang to get more surveillance: S Iswaran

Geylang to get more surveillance: S Iswaran

More than 160 CCTVs will be installed in Geylang to tackle law and order concerns. 

Second Home Affairs Minister S Iswaran also says that more street lamps will also be installed to improve lightning conditions in the lorongs to deter streetwalking and other illegal activities. 

He was updating Parliament on the measured being taken to address the fallout from by vice activities in the area. 

Mr Iswaran says that the police are aware of the problems in Geylang and have deployed significant resources to address them. 

He added that Geylang's neighbourhood police centre has 160 police officers, 60 per cent more compared to other police centres. 

Additional police Fast Response Cars are deployed on weekends. 

Last year, Special Operations Command troopers were deployed on 41 occasions, and more than 1,000 anti-vice operations were conducted. 

"With a significant Police presence and through regular enforcement action, illegal activities have been contained, and the number of major offences in the Geylang Lorongs has fallen by 36% since 2008."

Mr S Iswaran also adds that the Police work closely with other agencies such as Ministry of Manpower and Singapore Customs, in their enforcement operations against illegal lodging houses, illegal hawking, and other regulatory offences.

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