Mazlan is new Selangor police chief


SHAH ALAM: Former Sarawak police commissioner Mazlan Mansor has been appointed as Selangor police chief effective today, replacing Abdul Samah Mat who retired after 41 years in the force.

The handing over of duties ceremony between Abdul Samah and Mazlan took place at the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) here today and was witnessed by Bukit Aman Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department director Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff.

Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Mazlan said he would continue carrying out all agendas and policies laid down by Abdul Samah.

“I also hope to continue his legacy of excellent leadership in the Selangor police, especially in maintaining security and public order in the state.

“As such, I call for cooperation from all senior officers and staff at the Selangor IPK, as well as for all district police chiefs to continue playing their roles to ensure the success of all programmes that had been planned before,” he said.

Mazlan said he would also emphasise the three main agendas underlined by Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, namely to curb and control crime rate, to improve the police service delivery system and to empower police integrity in the state.