PENANG’s new police chief Comm Datuk T. Narenasagaran has vowed to improve police response time in crime cases reported to the force.
The 59-year-old said he would focus on getting policemen in his charge to respond faster to public complaints received.
“I hope the community too will cooperate and work closely with the police to reduce crime in the state.”
He was speaking at a ceremony to receive duties from his predecessor Comm Datuk Seri A. Thaiveegan at the state police contingent headquarters in George Town, Penang.
Comm Narenasagaran was previously Bukit Aman Management Department (training) deputy director before coming to Penang.
Comm Thaiveegan, who has served the force for 35 years, retired on Wednesday.
In his farewell speech, Comm Thaiveegan said he hoped to see the police force rise to a higher level and thanked all officers who worked under him.
“Penang police succeeded in attaining the highest level of trust from the community in Malaysia, scoring a commendable 80.5%.
“I hope the Penang police force can continue to effectively serve the community, state and country because I believe service to people is next to service to God,” said Comm Thaiveegan.
Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd witnessed the ceremony.
Also present at the ceremony was Comm Thaiveegan’s wife Datin Seri D. Komodhi.