25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Siow Suan Neo
Unit Head NKRA Safe City Programme
Federal Department of Town and Country Planning

Siow Suan Neo is a trained urban and regional planner with 35 years of working experience, currently the Head of Task Force Unit National Key Result Areas (NKRA): Safe City Programme, Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government. This unit is responsible in implementing the safe city programmes in crime prevention nationwide under the Government Transformation Programme since 2010. She specializes in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), and spearheads the application of CPTED, Defensible Space and Secured by Design in new and existing property developments in Malaysia. Heading the development of Safe City Monitoring System web application since 2010. and in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police, it has been in operation at police departments nationwide. In July 2012, she is made as the Ministry's main secretariat to coordinate the implementation of the National Blue Ocean Strategy: My Beautiful Neighbourhood throughout the country. This initiative is to address key touch point issues faced by residents at existing low-cost housing schemes by leveraging resources across federal and state, and the private sector.

Safe City Monitoring System (SCMS): GIS Web Based Application in Crime Monitoring in Malaysia

Safe City Monitoring System or SCMS developed on GIS Web Based Application on enterprise scale (Nationwide), is the nerve centre to enhance the sharing of crime data and information, and to monitor the effectiveness of crime prevention measures undertaken by the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP), Local Authorities (LA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government (MUHLG) and other related agencies. SCMS integrates two major existing systems at two major Government agencies vis-a-vis the Police Reporting System (PRS) at RMP with mapping system on GIS platform at the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (FDTCP). It was a break-through exercise, towards more systematic approach in crime data management, archive and analysis, thus enabling the identification of existing and potential crime patterns and hotspots for strategic implementation of crime prevention measures. This holistic crime prevention action has made Malaysia a safer place.