KUANTAN: The crime rate for the first three months of this year recorded an increase by 5%, Pahang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Sharifuddin Abdul Ghani said.
SDCP Sharifuddin said however, the bulk of the crimes were related to vehicle and petty thefts, without any significant increase on serious crimes.
“We will continue to work hard to bring down the crime rate and urge the people to co-operate with us.
“Among the measures to be implemented include carrying out more random road blocks and regular crime prevention patrolling on the streets,” he said after witnessing the handing over of duties of three senior officers at the state police contingent headquarters here recently.
Also present were Pahang Special Branch chief Datuk Riduan Hashim and Pahang CID chief Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad.
Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Jasmani Yusoff would assume the position of Pahang management director, taking over from ACP Mohd Anuar Othman.
In turn, ACP Mohd Anuar would succeed Temerloh OCPD ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh, who would take over as Kuantan district police chief.
SDCP Sharifuddin said the new motorcycle patrolling unit would also be deployed to crime-prone areas and neighbourhood to make their presence felt in deterring crimes.
On the reshuffle, he said it was a normal exercise endorsed by the Bukit Aman to give the necessary exposure to senior officers on all fields.
“For example, ACP Mohd Jasmani has been the Kuantan OCPD for seven years and his vast experiences are needed to help the state contingent in human resources management and strategise in personnel deployment.
“ACP Mohd Anuar is serving as OCPD for the first time and is a challenge for him to control and further bring down crime rate in Temerloh,” he said, adding that all police officers and personnel were expected to discharge their duties with full commitment and responsibly.
He also reminded all personnel to strengthen the esprit de corps, safeguard the image of the police force at all times and maintain good relationship with the public.
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