The upcoming Ops Selamat 11/2017, which will take place from Sunday to July 2, will see the police use the Intelligent Compound Online Payment System (iCOPS) camera to enhance the operation’s effectiveness, according to Bernama.

The camera, which is equipped with virtual loop and infrared settings to allow number plates to be read more clearly, has been able to detect the presence of vehicles by scanning the required registration number in the hotlist, said inspector-general of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

“This equipment is effective and managed to increase summons collection during the foreigners’ overdue summons operation and several arrests involving cases related to fake registrations, cloned vehicles and fake road tax,” he said, adding that the police have set up four operation centres, or subtecs, in four main national zones to facilitate smooth operation throughout Ops Selamat.

These subtecs are divided into the northern zone at the Sungai Petani Basic Training School in Kedah; the central zone at the General Operations Force (GOF) Battalion 3 in Bidor, Perak; the southern zone at the GOF Battalion 6 in Bakri, Muar and the eastern zone at the GOF Battalion 7 in Bukit Galing, Kuantan.

Ops Speedtrap is also carried out in areas in which accidents occurred frequently and among the main offences committed by drivers are driving in the emergency lane, overtaking at double lines and using mobile phones,” Khalid said.

He added that the public are advised to fill a “balik kampung” form that can be uploaded through the police’s official website. A Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) application in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, which enable users to provide crime-related information, has also been recommended.