Friday, September 17

District police chief retires after 36 years of service

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OVER TO YOU: Philip (right) hands over his responsibility to Dominic (left) witnessed by Shafiee (centre).

SARIKEI: Retiring District Police chief Supt Philip Picha Rumpang handed over his responsibility to his deputy, DSP Dominic Josip Nyaroi yesterday.

Philip will officially retire as district police chief tomorrow (Friday) after dedicating about 36 years to the Police Force.

He described Sarikei as a significant place in his policing career as it was the first place where he was posted after having completed the Police Inspector’s course some 36 years ago and yesterday it was a place where he called it a day.

According to Philip, he had served in various sections such as the Police Field Force (now known as General Operation Force) and Police Training Centre before he was appointed as District Police Chief and throughout his service he had been transferred to Miri, Limbang, Kuching and Serian.

Thought he did not deny that policing job was very challenging, Philip said that he had enjoyed every minute of service given the full co-operation by his colleagues at all levels.

DSP Dominic, in his brief speech, said that it was an honour to take over the heavy responsibility as the district police chief.

He hoped, with his little experience coupled with the co-operation extended by every member of the force, he would be able to execute his responsibility effectively and efficiently.

As Sarikei was considered one of the hot seats in the coming state election, Dominic anticipated a challenging time a head and called for his men to be well prepared.

The police personnel should always work as a team to enable them to counter the real challenge from outside.

The handing over of responsibility between Philip and Dominic was witnessed by Sibu District Police Chief, ACP Shafiee Ismail.