SETIU, Nov 1 — The service grades of personnel in the police force should be upgraded at all levels, in line with its function as the country’s main security body, according to Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Datuk Seri Wira Ayub Yaakub.
He said it was time for the government to re-evaluate the posts of policemen, especially in the rural areas, in terms of rank, job scope and working hours.
“In most other departments, the service grades for department heads have been upgraded to higher ranks but our district police chief (OCPD) is still a deputy superintendent of police. The service grade (for the rank) is lower than even that of a headmaster currently.
“So, I think it’s time that no matter how small the area is, the OCPD should at least be a superintendent and below him, there should be deputies and heads of departments. Only then, would the organisational structure be nice.
“The same goes for stations where new personnel should be added to allow for rotation of duties,” he told reporters after a visit to the Sungai Tong police station here today. — Bernama