Johor police chief confirms 67 state policemen disciplined in 2022

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

JOHOR BARU, Jan 26 — Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat announced today that 67 state policemen received disciplinary action, including dismissal from the force, in 2022.

“Of that number, eight were dismissed for drug-related offences, misconduct, corruption and criminal activity. Seven others were suspended.

“Without doubt, there are still policemen who lack integrity and for whom disciplinary measures have little effect; therefore, it is the responsibility of all levels to supervise those who have gone astray within the police force,” he said in his opening address at the Johor police contingent headquarters’ monthly assembly here today.

Also present was Johor deputy police chief Deputy Commissioner M. Kumar.

In a related development, Kamarul Zaman said the Johor police Integrity, Standards and Compliance Department (JIPS) has initiated 205 investigation papers on various offences.

He added that the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had succeeded in achieving its Key Performance Indicator (KPI) target by recording a 56.84 per cent case resolution rate and a 55.17 per cent case prosecution rate out of a total of 4,461 cases.

“The state’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) also successfully solved 1,450 cases, which is 50 per cent of the total of 2,921 cases investigated.

“As for the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), the Johor police arrested a total of 14,655 suspects for various drug offences, with seizures of 4.3 tonnes of illicit narcotics worth RM14.6 million,” said Kamarul Zaman.

He added thar the state’s NCID had solved 83.44 per cent of cases, exceeding the set KPI of 70 per cent.

Meanwhile, a dog from the Johor police contingent’s K9 Unit was awarded the state police chief’s appreciation medal for successfully retrieving a closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording device from criminals in Kulai last year.

Jinuo, who is a 12-year-old German Shepherd, received the award from Kamarul Zaman who was assisted by Kumar.

In addition to Jinuo, another K9 unit dog named Ma’te was also awarded the state police chief’s appreciation medal. The nine-year-old Belgian Shepard had assisted in a murder case in Johor last year.

Meanwhile, two other K9 unit dogs, Mailo and Julius, received letters of appreciation from the Johor police chief during the event.