Saturday August 4, 2012
New Penang police chief all out to combat crime in the state
ALL police personnel in Penang have been ordered to give priority in combating violent crime in order to achieve zero crime index in the state.
Newly appointed Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abd Rahim Hanafi said a special team would be formed as part of the strategy to bring down the crime rate.
He said his team would also focus on prevention of house break-ins and strengthening security in shopping malls and schools under the second phase of the Government Tranformation Programme (GTP).
“Hence, it is important for me to ensure that the police force can deliver good service and uphold integrity,” said DCP Abd Rahim.
He was handed his duties in a simple handover ceremony witnessed by Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin at the state police contingent headquarters here yesterday.
Outgoing Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob has been transferred to Bukit Aman as chairman of the National Key Results Area (NKRA) secretariat.
DCP Abd Rahim, 54, was the Kelantan police chief for about four years between 2007 and 2011 before being assigned as Bukit Aman management (training) deputy director in 2011.
He has been in the police force for 31 years.
DCP Abd Rahim, who hails from Kota Setar in Kedah, had also served as George Town deputy OCPD in 1994, after finishing his term as OCPD in Gurun and Gua Musang between 1989 and 1992.
The father of four is married to Datin Ramlah Mahmood.