2 June 2010
IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the public can depend on his police force as he reminds them that their job is to protect and assist the public and to behave themselves at all times.
He said 7,402 officers who were previously assigned for office duties have been deployed to the ground to do patrol duties since January this year. Assistant Superintendents and Inspectors are doing investigative work and over 5,000 lower rank officers are performing patrol duties and intelligence gathering.
This re-deployment exercise conceived by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak targets to achieve a police to population ratio of 1:300 from the existing 1:500 figure.
7,000 more have been deployed to work at 14 police contingents covering 147 district police headquarters and 757 police stations across the nation. 500 people will be recruited as sergeants who will do police investigations only.
Musa said with the larger police presence, the public feels safe when they go out and can expect cases to be resolved faster.
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