BRUNEI - Police personnel including non-uniformed staff are forbidden to copy, summarise or extract confidential information for their own use without formal permission, said the Royal Brunei Police Commissioner.
During a recruit graduation ceremony at the Police Training Centre's Parade Square in Gadong yesterday, Police Commissioner Dato Seri Pahlawan Bahrin Mohd Noor said that recruits should understand clearly the Royal Brunei Police Forces (RBPF) general order.
In advising the graduates as well as reminding the whole of RBPF, he said that they should avoid actions that violate laws and regulations which may affect their career.
The police commissioner went on to say that uniformed personnel are entrusted with confidential information. This includes all information received or kept in storage.
He said they should ensure any information submitted by the public, heads or officials are not spread unless the related officer has given permission or followed the necessary channels to release the information.
A breach of this can affect operations and undermine public confidence.
"Disciplinary action will be taken on those found in breach of this. It can affect their career, cause of dismissal or even brought to trial," he said.