Fatimah: DCP Dev Kumar’s strong leadership contributes to community safety

Fatimah (fourth right) presenting a souvenir to Dev who will be relocated to Bukit Aman Crime Division Department following his promotion.

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KUCHING, Nov 3: The outgoing Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar provided strong leadership that contributed to the betterment of women, children, family and community wellbeing in Sarawak.

Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah in expressing her gratitude to Dev when receiving a courtesy call from the latter at her office in Bangunan Baitulmakmur II yesterday (Nov 2) said his leadership had further strengthened the partnership and collaboration between the police force and her ministry.

“Especially in dealing with domestic violence, crimes against children, teenage pregnancies and baby dumping, drugs and substance abuse as well as crimes related to it such as thefts and petty crimes,” she revealed in a media statement.

Fatimah emphasised that public confidence in the police had improved following the efficient and fast actions of the force in responding to complaints and reports, which led to arrests and brought before court.

“This is a very important contributing factor to public safety and well being of our communities in Sarawak.

“We also find it easy to seek advice from him from time to time due to less bureaucracy. We thank him for his contribution and we wish him the best in his new post,” she added.

Dev will take up the post of the Intelligence/Operations deputy director in the Bukit Aman Crime Division Department, effective Nov 20 after having served as Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police in July, 2019 the post he took over from Datuk Pahlawan Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim.

Prior to this he was the head of Sarawak Crime Investigations division (JSJ) before his promotion and posting as the Crime Prevention and Community Safety deputy director, Bukit Aman. Dev first came to Sarawak as an Investigating Officer (IO) at the Central Police station in Kuching from 1982 to 1989 after he completed his courses at the Police Training centre (Pulapol) in Kuala Lumpur.

The Ministry’s permanent secretary Dr Saadiah Abdul Samat and Women and Family Department director Noriah Ahmad were among those present. — DayakDaily