Police Day celebration sees renewed focus on anti-crime fight

Ever vigilant: DCP Thaiveegan inspecting the guard of honour during the 208th Police Day celebration at the state police headquarters.

PENANG police will not rest on their laurels and will continue to do their level best in fighting crime.

Its deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the Penang contingent had managed to reduce the crime rate significantly on a yearly basis.

“We wish to thank the public for helping us in combating crime.

“The safety and security of the public are always our priority,” he said during the 208th Police Day celebration at the state police headquarters yesterday.

DCP Thaiveegan, Penang CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Mazlan Kesah and other top cops led the contingent in renewing their oath during the celebration themed ‘Polis dan Masyarakat, Berpisah Tiada’ (Police and Society, There is no Separation).

He also read out the 208th Police Day message by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar before presenting certificates of appreciation to outstanding personnel, former personnel and the public.

DCP Thaiveegan said the force would also strengthen its human capital in facing the latest challenges.

At the George Town district police headquarters, there was also an air of festivity as police officers and guests were entertained by a series of performances.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid gave out letters of appreciation to his staff and the public.

In Nibong Tebal, some 300 police personnel of various ranks and departments in the south Seberang Prai district gathered during the Police Day celebration at the police headquarters.

Among them were south Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad, deputy OCPD DSP Shariffuddin Abdullah and Sungai Acheh assemblyman Datuk Mahmud Zakaria.

In his speech, Supt Wan Hassan thanked the officers for their excellent services and urged them to continue their good work.

A total of 43 members of the public and 10 media agencies including The Star were given certificates of appreciation.

Meanwhile, the police gave out cash donations to 12 retirees, 14 widows, six sick personnel, six special needs children and nine general workers at the Balik Pulau district police headquarters in conjunction with the celebration.

The police day celebration in Kedah was held at all the district police headquarters.

In Kubang Pasu, The Star photographer Tan Guan Cheong, 51, and Kosmo reporter Norlida Akmad Idros, 32, were among eight media personnel who received appreciation letters from Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Abdul Rahim Abdullah.

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