Deputy police chief a man of experience and expertise

SAC Shahrizan (left) handing over duties to Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ruslan Hassan as DCP Chuah looks on.

MALACCA: Malacca police will miss its illustrious Deputy Police Chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Shahrizan Che Mat Din who is known for his discipline and innovative ideas.

He went on optional retirement on Nov 16.

State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye said SAC Shahrizan was an extraordinary cop who has implemented several new ideas for the betterment of the contingent here.

“He (SAC Sharizan) believes in high-discipline within the force yet is friendly to those who deliver efficiently,” he said after witnessing the handing over of duties between outgoing SAC Shahrizan and his successor Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ruslan Hassan at the state police headquarters here on Monday.

DCP Chuah said SAC Shahrizan has 37 years of experience in the force and had handled various key responsibilities, including managing commercial crime, narcotic, counter terrorism, forensic, law and crisis management.

DCP Chuah said with SAC Shahrizan’s vast experience, Malacca police managed to set up a negotiation team which specialises in tackling hostage and suicide issues.

He said this team of 20 senior police officers will also manage those who show a tendency for supporting militant groups.

DCP Chuah said that the experience and expertise of SAC Shahrizan will be used to get the negotiating team to intercept and quell any hostage drama and suicidal cases in the future.

He said SAC Shahrizan, who qualified in disaster management from University of Cranfield, United Kingdom and Law from United Kingdom, will be invited to conduct courses for officers here even after his optional retirement.

SAC Shahrizan is joining the corporate world.

He was also a key speaker at the Australian Civil-Military centre in Civil-Military Leader’s conference in Canberra on June 9 after participants of an earlier workshop held in Port Dickson voted for him to be present as a main speaker to share his experience on increasing maritime security in the region.

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