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Half of 18,000 crime cases probed: Cops

Published on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: More than half the 18,000 reports lodged with the Criminal Investigation Department have been investigated over the last four years.

Outgoing State CID chief SAC Omar bin Mammah the number of outstanding cases now stood at almost 8,000, a big reduction from when he started to lead the department in December, 2010.

"I thank the top leadership of Bukit Aman police for entrusting me to head the department when I took over from Dec 16, 2010 until June 15, 2014 this year.

"I noticed there were over 18,000 crime cases under investigation and we were given Key Performance Index (KPI) goals to achieve and now up to June, this year, we were left with 7,995 cases," he said.

Omar said this after State Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman witnessed the handing over of duties from Omar to ACP Mohd Shariff Abdul Wahid at the State police headquarters in Kepayan here on Tuesday.

Omar is reporting for duty on Wednesday (July 16) at the Bukit Aman police headquarters as the Senior Assistant Principal of Policy Management and Resources under the Crime Prevention and Community Wellbeing Department.

Mohd Shariff meanwhile will hold the post as acting State CID chief here.

"During my tenure, the department also achieved its KPI on solving cases that was set at 60 per cent and 40 percent for cases under investigation.

"And we solved 92 per cent of the cases and the remaining eight per cent for cases under investigation.

For cases brought to court, the department also achieved its KPI recording 48.5 per cent till end of June," he said.

Omar said he was satisfied with the overall performance and thanked all staff officers and personnel of the department as well as the Crime Investigation Department (CID) police officers and personnel at all district police stations.