Police indiscipline on the rise — CP
Posted on July 4, 2012, Wednesday
KUCHING: Cases of indiscipline within the police force are being more frequently reported every day, said state police commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
Speaking during the monthly parade held at state police headquarters here yesterday, Acryl pointed out that disciplinary problems in the force were a result of oversight and lack of knowledge by officers and rank-and-file personnel alike.
“The PDRM has in place a comprehensive system of rules, directives, procedures and work manual meant as a guideline and reference for all personnel.
“However, oversight and lack of knowledge on this matter is why disciplinary cases occur, which exposes our weaknesses and adversely affects individual performance and the image of the force,” said Acryl.
He said the credibility of the police also hinged on public satisfaction towards their performance and ability to fight crime, adding he was still receiving complaints from the public of personnel refusing to accept police reports, as well as of complainants who are not informed of the status of their case.
The second half of the year, he said, would be a challenging time for all district police chiefs, particularly those whose crime index had increased, as they needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the anti-crime strategies in their respective districts to ensure greater impact.
During the monthly parade, Acryl also presented commendation letters to officers, rank-and-file personnel and civilians from various police departments as recognition for their recent work-related performance.
Among those present were deputy state police commissioner Datuk Law Hong Soon, state management department head Datuk Ahmad Sofian Md Yassin, state CID chief Datuk Zulkifli Hassan and state special branch head SAC Ibrahim Zakaria.