ALL Ipoh police district departmental heads, including the police station chiefs will be made responsible for the wrongdoings of their immediate subordinates.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said the police will implement the Disciplinary and Drugs Management System to monitor policemen.
The system will make the respective chiefs accountable for the actions of their subordinates.
“It is one of many methods that we will use to prevent policemen from becoming involved in illegal activities.
“All departmental heads, including station chiefs will need to monitor their subordinates closely,” he said in his speech during the monthly police gathering at the Pasir Puteh police station on last Tuesday.
ACP Sum said the system is necessary as instances of policemen involved in things like corruption still occur.
“Despite having reminded them of these wrongdoings, it is still happening.
“What is worse is that these cases involve policemen, who are the enforcers of the law and they should not have been involved even if they’re duties involve a great deal of pressure,” he said.
“We are all blessed with a brain to think rationally, maturely and should be wise about controlling our emotions and stress,” he added.
ACP Sum said there was a 2.9% increase in crime cases between January and April this year compared to the same period last year.
“We recorded 770 cases this year. This was an increase of 22 cases from last year’s 748 cases.
“To ensure the police are combating crime effectively, I hope more operations would be held,” he said, adding that he also wants more cooperation between policemen in making crime prevention a priority.
On the recent incidents involving people going into house of worships to cause trouble, ACP Sum said the police will beef up patrols in the areas near these locations.