A NEW police district has been created in Selangor. The KLIA district police headquarters (IPD), which is the 156th in the country, was launched by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
He said the new IPD was in line with the Government’s plans to turn the area surrounding the KL International Airport into an “Aerocity”.
“This IPD was created mainly to combat security problems that have and could emerge in the airports.
Mohamad Fuzi (centre) accompanied by Comm Mazlan (right) and ACP Zulkifli (left) arriving at the launch of the new KLIA IPD. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star
“Airports are the gateway to our country and the police have to be ready to ensure that security is tip-top,” Mohamad Fuzi said, adding that he was confident the police would be able to provide more effective services with the new IPD.
The IGP said the new IPD was classified as “Grade A” and, as such, would follow the structure of similar IPDs, including having an officer with the rank of Assistant Commissioner as OCPD.
Asst Comm Zulkifli Adamsah will serve as the IPD’s first OCPD.
Branching off from Sepang cops, the new district will encompass both the KLIA and KLIA 2 police stations under its jurisdiction.
While the new HQ is currently sharing a roof with the KLIA police station, plans are under way for a more permanent home in the future.
“This is just a temporary home. We have requested funds and if the Government approves them, then we will make it more modern.
“But all the elements are in place and operational. In fact, we have already received police reports,” said Mohamad Fuzi.
On manpower, the new IPD is projected to have 1,084 personnel based there. But as of now, about 800 would be posted first.
“We hope in about two to three years, we would be able to fully staff the IPD,” said Mohamad Fuzi, adding that plans were under way to increase the number of IPDs in the country.
Also present at the launch were Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor and heads of IPDs in Selangor.