Police To Add About 6,000 New Recruits Next Year

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IPOH, Nov 10 -- The Royal Malaysian Police are expected to recruit about 6,000 new officers and personnel in stages, starting January.

Bukit Aman Deputy Director of Management (Training) DCP Datuk T. Narenasagaran said the intake of new recruits was to fill existing vacancies and those who had retired or resigned.

He said the new intake involved posts such as inspector, lower ranks, auxiliary constable as well as Orang Asli constable and police cadet.

"With the new intake, it will strengthen the capacity of the police force to fulfill the needs of the people,” he told reporters after officiating the passing out parade of the 1/2017 series General Operations Force (GOF) Basic Training Course involving 658 officers and personnel at the Ulu Kinta GOF Northern Brigade here today.

Narenasagaran noted that among the 13 police training centres nationwide were in Kuching, Sarawak; Segamat, Johor; Langkawi, Kedah; Sabah and Kuala Lumpur.

In his speech, he said GOF’s role now gave an impact and was relevant in building the trust of the people and the government towards the police force by playing a role in providing crime prevention assistance and assignments at several Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complexes.

-- BERNAMA