SHAH ALAM: New Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin has set his sights on tackling illegal gambling, gangsterism and other crimes in the state.
“My overall goal is to reduce the crime rate in the state further and make Selangor safe from any threat.
“In line with these efforts, combating illegal gambling and gangsterism will be among my top priorities,” he said at a press conference after assuming the CPO’s post recently.
Comm Noor Azam said the police’s efforts in combating crime could not be done alone as cooperation from the public is vital.
“We need the help of the public to provide us information on illegal activities in the state.
“We will act upon it and ensure that the public’s trust will not be in vain,” he said.
Comm Noor Azam, who was previously Negri Sembilan CPO, took over the post from his predecessor Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor, who is now the Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) director.
Comm Noor Azam vowed to continue the legacy left by Comm Mazlan.
“I certainly have big shoes to filled but I will do my best,” he said.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said Selangor police, under Comm Mazlan, had managed to reduce the crime rate by about 16% last year, compared to 2017.
“I hope Comm Noor Azam will build on this feat and reduce the crime rate even further.
“He has previously served in Selangor as Shah Alam OCPD, thus I feel the experience will assist him greatly in helming the state,” he said.
The IGP also saluted Comm Mazlan on a “job well done” in Selangor during his 18-month tenure as CPO.
“I have no doubt that both men will flourish in their new roles,” he said.