KUALA LUMPUR: Integrity and quality service are a must for all Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers and personnel, says its newly-appointed director Comm Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.
He said any actions undertaken by the CID should also be aligned with the government's vision and mission especially in fighting corruption and abuse of power.
"Intelligence-led policing is the way to go in combating organised crime including gangsterism, human trafficking syndicates, online gambling, as well as gangs involved in robberies, extortion and vehicle thefts.
"We must ensure that we are one step ahead of such syndicates so that crimes can be curbed effectively," he said in his inaugural meeting with key CID officers in Bukit Aman on Wednesday (May 3).
Comm Ayob Khan, who assumed his new role on April 16, met with state CID chiefs and their deputies as well as key anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division (D7) officers that morning.
He also chaired a meeting with district CID chiefs and other senior officers via video conferencing in the afternoon.
In terms of investigations, Comm Ayob Khan said proper management of investigation papers (IPs) was important to ensure the quality of any probes as well as the resulting indictments and prosecution.
"States and district CID chiefs have been instructed to step up their management and supervision of IPs," he added.
Comm Ayob Khan also reminded CID officers, especially those in charge of IPs, to consistently update their case records.
"I find that we have been lacking in this particular area so the superiors such as senior investigating officers must ensure that cases are updated.
"Management of cases is also integral to our success," he said.
Comm Ayob Khan said the department would not tolerate any wrongdoings by CID officers, and certainly not if they are found in cahoots with criminal syndicates.
"Such bad apples will tarnish the image of the police force.
"It is time to shape up or stern action will be taken against those who do not adhere to the rules and regulations," he warned.
He also reminded all CID chiefs to increase supervision of their subordinates.
"Maintaining high integrity and ensuring excellent service are a priority," he added.