KUCHING: New Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din says he will continue to place emphasis on service delivery and integrity in the state police contingent.
Ramli, who succeeded Datuk Azman Yusof on Monday, said this emphasis is part of efforts to preserve the image of the Royal Malaysia Police as the nation’s top law enforcement agency.
“I hope that all police personnel in the Sarawak contingent will carry out the duties that have been entrusted to them with the aim of elevating integrity and identity.
“In terms of discipline, I wish to remind the Sarawak police contingent to constantly improve. Disciplined police personnel will have loyalty and obedience towards the leadership, which is important as any direction given by supervisors needs to be obeyed,” he said in his speech during a welcoming parade held at the state police headquarters, yesterday.
Apart from discipline, Ramli also urged police personnel in Sarawak to improve service delivery in all departments and district police headquarters.
“I also hope that the key performance indexes that have been set can be carried out as soon as possible to ensure quality service delivery in line with the motto of ‘Polis dan Masyarakat Berpisah Tiada’ (Police and Society Will Never Be Apart).”
He also called on personnel to continue their engagement with the people by carrying out community policing activities.
Each district police chief should ensure that such programmes are carried out in their respective area to not only ensure police presence on the ground, but also strengthen the relationship with communities in the state, he added.
“Indirectly, this closer relationship can also improve the image of the police in the eyes of the community, and it cannot be denied that this programme can also lower symptoms of ‘fear of crime’ in the community,” Ramli said.
Meanwhile, the police commissioner said he will be introducing an ‘aggressive investigation’ approach as part of efforts to better combat crime in the state.
He stressed the most effective crime prevention method is catching criminals and bringing them to justice.
“I will introduce an aggressive investigation approach for the Sarawak police contingent, meaning all departments and branches involved in investigation should use this approach when investigating and taking action.”
Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar was among those present at the parade.