Over 2,000 posts vacant in auxiliary police force in Sabah

LABUAN (Bernama) – More than 2, 300 posts at the constable to superintendent level are lying vacant in Sabah as per latest statistics disclosed by Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.

He said a total of 5,172 auxiliary police posts had been approved by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to 40 agencies in Sabah.

“However, of the number, only 2,800 posts were filled up and the remainder of almost 50 per cent left vacant,” he said at a press conference after closing the Seminar on Enhancing the Sabah Auxiliary Policemen Services and Agencies Chief Conference at a leading hotel on Wednesday.

Omar urged the relevant agencies and organisations which had received approval for the auxiliary police force to fill up the remaining vacant post and continuously conducting advancement (promotion) of personnel’s rank or position in a hierarchical structure especially to those who had been in service for a long period.

He also reminded auxiliary police personnel to continue to uphold the good reputation and image of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), and refrain from being involved in any elements of social ills, drugs offences and criminal activities.

“In the era of technology advancement, the police services are becoming complex as the people at large are getting critical and sensitive as such, the police personnel are required to take careful steps in discharging duties.

“The people nowadays are exposed to various laws and regulations and they become knowledgeable and quickly notice any element of wrongdoings like the violation of standard of procedures by the police personnel,” he said.