SHAH ALAM: New Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin has set his sights firm at tackling illegal gambling and gangsterism in the state.
The state top cop said while the two crimes were his priority, fighting other types of law-breaking activities would also not be neglected.
“My main goal is to reduce the crime rate in the state further and make Selangor safe from any threat.
“Illegal gambling and gangsterism are inter-related and the high crime rate can be attributed to the combination of both activities.
“To achieve my goal, I have made combating illegal gambling and gangsterism my top priority,” he said after assuming the post recently.
Comm Noor Azam, however, said police efforts in combating crime cannot be done alone and cooperation from the public was vital.
“We need the public’s assistance in providing us with information on illegal activities in their areas.
“Give us the information and we will act upon it,” he said.
Comm Noor Azam, who previously headed the Negri Sembilan police, took over from Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor, who is now the Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director.
Comm Mazlan served in the state for 18 months.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said Selangor police, under Comm Mazlan, reduce the crime rate by about 16% last year and saluted him on a “job well done”.
“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 am sure the experience will assist him greatly in manning the state,” said Mohamad Fuzi.