KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will be conducting an audit and inspection in stages on 256 agencies and companies with auxiliary police permits.

Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety (JPJKK) director CP Datuk Seri Rosli Abdul Rahman said, “There are 31,471 vacant posts in the auxiliary police or Polis Bantuan (PB).

“We, along with the Malaysian Auxiliary Police Association (MAPA), want to ask these agencies with the licences to give us valid reasons for the huge number of vacant spots.”

If reasons were not given, action would be taken such as cancelling their licences or permits, he stressed.

CP Rosli pointed out that before applying for the PB establishment licences or permits, the agencies or companies should find out where the auxiliary police are needed.

Rosli, accompanied by MAPA president Datuk Aishah Mohammad, presenting an award to a recipient Hamzah Kamzani (right). Photo: Nurul Fazlyn

“We have also found that there are some agencies or companies that have not made the fulfilment towards the posts.

“The vacant posts should be filled immediately as there are only 29,793 (49 per cent) filled from 61,264 posts,” he said after officiating the closing ceremony of the 31st MAPA annual conference at Imperial Hotel here.

CP Rosli explained that the PB had helped the police a lot in handling crimes in areas where they were allowed to operate.

“Hence, these posts should be filled to increase their ability levels.

“Apart from that, a letter of reminder is issued to 75 agencies or companies who already have the (PB) establishment licences but have not registered as a MAPA member,” he said.

“The association (MAPA) works as the voice and middleman for the agencies or companies.

“Therefore, whatever issues regarding the PB can be channelled to it before they can be explained to us (PDRM),” CP Rosli stated.

He added that PDRM would collaborate with MAPA to organise a seminar or workshop to improve and increase the abilities of PBs in providing good service to their employers.