KUCHING: The Basic Investigation Course is one of the state government’s efforts towards producing officers who are efficient and with integrity to produce quality investigation papers.
State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion said civil servants need to equip themselves with various disciplines of knowledge and relevant skills and advanced investigative practices covering both the corpus of knowledge, namely explicit and tact.
“Explicit Knowledge is knowledge that can be learned formally from various learning institutions while Tacit Knowledge is obtained through the experience and skills of lecturers and mentors.
“Towards that end, lecturers from the PDRM Training College who are of calibre and have extensive Tacit Knowledge and experienced in the world of investigation were invited to assist,” he said.
He was closing the Basic Investigation Course No. 1/2022 of the State Security and Enforcement Unit (UKPN) at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) hall on Friday evening.
A total of 34 UKPN officers and four investigating officers from the Forest Department, Rural Water Supply Department, Sarawak Veterinary Services Department and Miri City Council had attended the three-week course from Feb 7 to 25.
Jaul said that he was satisfied with the training conducted by PDRM Training College.
“With the presence of trained and committed staff, UKPN has succeeded in improving the quality of investigation papers. So far, UKPN has achieved 100 per cent success in cases brought to court.
“Moreover, UKPN has successfully reviewed and improved the quality of 381 investigation papers investigated by other state government departments or agencies from 2019 to 2021,” he added.
He also expressed hope that such collaborations would continue to be developed in the future.