Victor Sanjos takes over as Esscom commander

KOTA KINABALU: Just three weeks after the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) got its new commander, another person has now been appointed again.

Kelantan deputy police chief Deputy Comm Victor Sanjos has taken over duties as the Esscom commander from Deputy Comm Mohd Ali Tamby who was appointed the commander on May 18.

DCP Mohd Ali will take DCP Victor’s place in Kelantan. DCP Victor’s appointment will start on July 3.

According to a statement issued by Esscom, DCP Victor who has an honours degree in Economics, was previously the Esscom Special Investigations and Technology Unit deputy chief of staff between 2015 and 2019.

With his skills in investigations and technology, he was among the pioneers to set up the Commercial Crime Department Cyber Crime Division and Forensics Unit in Bukit Aman in 1997.

He held numerous posts in other units as well before he was promoted as the Deputy Commissioner of Police and appointed the Kelantan Deputy Chief on May 15 this year.

He has over 28 years of experience in the police force and is seen as the right choice to helm Esscom.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor was present to witness the handing over of duties between DCP Victor and DCP Mohd Ali at his office in Menara Kinabalu on Wednesday (June 7).

Also present were state secretary Datuk Seri Panglima Sr Safar Untong, Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan, state Home Affairs and Research Secretary Datuk Awang Shahminan Awang Sahari, Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director Datuk Hazani Ghazali and Esscom senior officers.

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