KUALA LUMPUR - The police will be focusing on identifying moles who leak information on raids in an effort to achieve its key performance index (KPI) target for this year, said CID director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh.
Mohmad admitted that the department had failed to hit its target for successful raids, attributing this to several factors.
"Our target was to bring down the number of unsuccessful raids by 60 per cent but we only managed to hit 41 per cent.
"It is costing us our public image and the offenders get to walk free but we are determined to work harder this year.
"We are working closely with the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) to solve this.
"Besides probes carried out by JIPS, we have launched our own investigations to identify the bad apples in the department. We cannot afford to let this go on," he said.
Mohamad cited inaccurate surveillance by investigating officers while incomplete information shared by non-governmental organisations and the public also contributed to the number of unsuccessful raids.
Although the department did not hit its target for unsuccessful raids, Mohmad said it still managed to achieve four out of the five KPIs set for last year.
Between Jan 1 and March 4 last year, 24,134 cases were recorded under the crime index. However, there is a drop of 17 per cent (20,061 cases) within the same period this year.
For hardcore crimes, there is a drop of 23 per cent from 4,967 cases to 3,822 cases while property crimes also see a decrease by 15 per cent from 19,197 cases to 116,229 cases.
The most significant change is the number of unarmed gang robberies, which saw a 33 per cent decline from 2,849 cases to 1,913 cases.
Such achievements, said Mohmad, would not be possible without the hard work of his men and endless contribution by the public.
"We value all the tip-offs. For this year's 208th Police Day, the motto is 'Polis dan Masyarakat, Berpisah Tiada' (Police and Society, There is no Separation).
"We are determined and confident that we will be able to achieve this year's KPIs," he said.
The five KPIs are bringing down the crime index and house break-ins by 10 per cent, street crime by 15 per cent, unsuccessful raids by 60 per cent and enhancing solving rates by 45 per cent.