Incoming Perak Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Hanafi says he will continue with the efforts by his predecessor to make Perak a safe and peaceful state.
Abdul Rahim, 58, has been in the police force for the last 33 years and held various positions including that of deputy OCPD in Kota Setar and Georgetown districts, as well as the OCPD for the Gurun, and Gua Musang districts.
He was also the Penang police contingent’s Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) chief, the Federal D7 deputy director, Negri Sembilan deputy police chief, and the Kelantan police chief.
His last position before being transferred to Perak was that of Penang police chief.
“As a new police chief, I will continue to do what has been done by my predecessor to lead Perak.
“In my career, I have been transferred 15 times, and this is the third state where I will hold the position of police chief,” he said after the handing over of duties ceremony at the state police headquarters in Ipoh on Friday.
He takes over from former Perak Police Chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Osman Salleh who has retired.
The handing over of duties for the Malaysian Police’s Wives and Families Association (Perkep) state chairman was carried out at the same event.
Abdul Rahim’s wife Datin Seri Ramlah Mahmod now assumes the position as chair of the association.
Among the notable international events that Abdul Rahim had attended, include the International Association of Chief of Police course held in Boston, in 2006, as well as the 84th Interpol General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda together with the Inspector General of Police last year.
In welcoming Abdul Rahim aboard, SDCP Osman thanked the state, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, as well as his deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hasnan Hassan for assisting the police force.
He said the achievements of the Perak police contingent has been has been the result of efforts by all levels of the police force in the state.
“I would not have been able to bring about such achievements all by myself,” he added.