Malaysia's population should be about 30 million in 2013....and in July 2013, we were informed that there are about 112,583 persons in our police force, and this figures include those involved in administrative work as well. We have about 1 police personnel to every 260 persons in Malaysia
In terms of crime prevention, we are told we have the Criminal Investigation Department(10,150 personel), Narcotics Crime Investigation Department(4,224) dan Commercial Crimes Investigation Department(1,663) - hence the sum total is 16,037, which also includes those in the office and clerks.-- and about 1 police personnel from a Crime Investigation Department for every 1,870 persons.
When people make a police report about a crime - the officers that investigate are known as Investigation Officers. These are persons that go out investigate cases, find and question witnesses, collect evidences, etc - all things necessary in identifying perpetrators of crime, adducing sufficient evidence that would be required to properly prosecute the 'suspect'/accused in court - It is a 'skilled job' which requires a competent professional personnel. Investigating any reported crime takes time and effort and usually it is best that there is really at least 2 investigation officers for any crime being investigated, supported with a team.
There is a rise in crime - but alas now we cannot get numbers from the Police website, which we could before, - but today we only get some 'crime index'.
There is no statistics of the number of crimes that were reported, number of crimes that were investigated, number of successful investigation leading to arrest and prosecutions, number of successful prosecutions... To efectively be able to solve crimes and gets the perpetrators prosecuted, we need good INVESTIGATION OFFICERS in the police...and we need a lot of them, so that they can spend enough time for a thorough investigation...
If there is not enough Investigation Officers(IOs), or they are just 'over-burdened' with too many cases - then, most likely many, many cases that have been reported will just end up never been thoroughly investigated...so the question is how many Investigation Officers(IOs) do we have now - and how many more do we need?
3 million RELA is not what we need - but certainly in increase in the number of intelligent skilled Investigation Officers ....in the police..
KUALA LUMPUR 10 Julai - Jumlah anggota pasukan polis yang terlibat dalam menangani jenayah masih tidak mencukupi di negara ini.Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar berkata, biarpun jumlah keseluruhan pegawai dan anggota dalam organisasi Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) seramai 112,583 orang, namun jumlah itu meliputi mereka yang terlibat dalam kerja-kerja pengurusan.Jelas beliau, daripada jumlah itu, tiga jabatan di bawah pasukan itu terlibat khusus dalam pembanterasan jenayah iaitu Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah (10,150 anggota), Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Narkotik (4,224) dan Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial (1,663)."Jumlah keseluruhan tiga jabatan ini iaitu 16,037 anggota juga termasuk mereka yang berada di pejabat sebagai kerani dan sebagainya, oleh itu tidak ramai yang betul-betul bertugas khusus menangani jenayah. - Utusan Online, 11/7/2013, Jumlah anggota polis masih tidak cukup tangani jenayah
15 individuals stripped off Rela membership
Bernama | Updated: January 25, 2014
He said of the total, three were Rela full-time administration officers and the rest were volunteers.
"Among the offences committed by these individuals were conducting operations without permission, impersonating an enforcement officer, accepting bribe and blackmailing.
"The action taken against them is proof that Rela is firm and will not compromise with members who commit any wrong-doing," he told a press conference on the state-level celebration of Rela's 42nd Anniversary, here Friday. Also present was Sarawak Rela Director Rini Tupong.
The celebration will be held at the Borneo Convention Centre here on Feb 10, and is expected to be officiated by Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Mustafa also said Rela would submit the names of its members, now numbered 2.98 million, as well as potential new members, to the police in stages for screening purposes.
"A total of 5,000 names have been submitted to the police this month," he said.
Meanwhile, Mustafa called on the public to be wise in assessing and not to be hasty in making conclusions when reading about criminal cases involving Rela members as most of the case were committed when they were off duty and did not involved the Corps.
"Rela has 2.98 members nationwide and the corps is administered by 1,150 full-time staff or civil servants. When they are on duty and wearing their uniforms, they receive allowance, but off duty, they do not have any power. If they were caught committing a crime outside their working hours, it is wrong to refer to them as Rela members," he added.
Story first published on: January 25, 2014 08:00 (MYT)