KUALA LUMPUR, (Feb 17) — The Royal Malaysia Police is to set up a new department, to be known as the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department, to improve Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) compliance, including disciplinary procedures for police personnel.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the new department was expected to be fully operational in two months and would be led by a director with the rank of commissioner.
“The setting up of the department has been approved in principle. Right now, we are in the midst of discussing with the Public Service Department on the recruitment of staff.
“With the department in place, it is hoped that we can improve the SOP compliance in all aspects of assignment, including disciplinary procedures for police personnel,” he told reporters at Bukit Aman, here, Monday.
He said that prior to this, disciplinary matters and procedures for police personnel were managed by the Management Department.
Earlier, Khalid witnessed the handing over of duties of Management Department director by Datuk Mortadza Nazarene to Datuk Seri Mohd Fuzi Harun, formerly director of the special task force (operations and counter-terrorism).
Mortadza has been appointed as the new director of the Commercial Crime Investigation Department. — BERNAMA