Disbanding of special units to be done by year-end

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KUALA LUMPUR — More than 600 officers and personnel from three special task forces will be deployed to 10 police departments, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said.

The placement of the Special Task Force on Organised Crime (STAFOC), Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism (STAGG) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) personnel was in the final stage and expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Mohamad Fuzi said the police had consulted with the Public Service Department and the Home Ministry on the restructuring soon after the task forces were disbanded in June.

“The process is underway, some will be placed in the Criminal Investigation Department, the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) and the narcotics department.

“The restructuring not only involves STAGG, STING and STAFOC but also other departments that we think need to be further strengthened,” he said after the presenting of ranks for senior officers and presentation of the “Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara” awards at the Police Training Centre yesterday.

At the presentation, 55 officers received their ranks while 159 personnel were awarded the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara.

He also witnessed the handing over of duties between Federal police’s Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Datuk Seri Tajudin Md Isa to in coming director Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman.
— Bernama