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Monday, May 24, 2010
The main role of this unit is to disperse illegal assembly, riot suppression and to carry out other functions relating to Public Order. This unit is self-contained and capable, highly mobile and become Public Order Reserve Units. When this unit is not involved in Public Order duties, this unit can be assigned by Commanding Officer to assist the Chief of Police, State police, Criminal Investigation Division and Special Branch in general or special task which include:
- Crime prevention as special patrol in addition to regular patrol unit / Patrol in the area of high crime frequency;
- Disaster relief (flood, fire, landslide, air crash and others ), evacuation and large scale operation;
- Setting up roadblock and check points, media censorship, intensive patrol and others.
- Safeguarding the VIP visitors, events, parades, assemblies and others.
Owed to his role more important, this team was augmented to 7 units, with a total membership to 2003 as many as 2,481 people. Per unit, containing 3 troops. Beside that FRU has also a water canon unit, horseback unit and training institution at Sungai Senam, Ipoh, Perak. In line with current needs and law claim, and supply smoothing job performance, a woman special detachment have been spawned and this detachment based in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur. It has since been moved to its own base located in Cheras.
FRU's performance is known globally. This was evident during United Nations (U.N.) apply to PDRM to house riot guard force under U.N. flags in Timor Leste. This team assigning to control riot and tranquility in public a country whose just come at independence.