KUCHING: Sarawak police have been given a big boost thanks to 35 new vehicles in their inventory.
“A total of RM5,304,734 was approved for the purchase of new vehicles,” said Sarawak Commissioner of Police (CP) Datuk Ramli Din.
“Sarawak police received 35 new vehicles, including Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G (AT), Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 (AT) and Hino truck (prisoner transporter),” he said at the handover ceremony of the vehicles at Sarawak Police HQ in Jalan Badruddin here yesterday.
Eight Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 (AT) vehicles would be distributed to the Traffic and Investigation Department (JSPT) and several district police headquarters (IPD).
Twenty-one units of Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 (AT) would be distributed for joint use at IPDs and police stations throughout the state.
Six Hino prisoner transporters would be distributed to Kuching IPD, Miri IPD, Padawan IPD, Samarahan IPD, Sri Aman IPD and Serian IPD.
According to Ramli, the welcomed addition to the force was to assist the police in doing their job of maintaining law and order, and security.
“Every member of the force needs to take care of the vehicles.
“I hope that all parties such as the JSPT, district police chiefs and police station chiefs will adhere to the procedures as well as administrative and technical directives to ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained,” he stressed.