SHAH ALAM - Twenty-three policemen in Selangor have been sacked and 68 suspended from work for various offences following the establishment of the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS).
State police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said 44 more policemen were on mandatory leave pending trial.
A total of 567 investigation papers were opened against policemen in Selangor between January and September this year.
"Of this, 48 were criminal cases, 15 corruption, 26 narcotics and 188 absenteeism while 289 are general complaints. We meant business when we said that we would combat corruption and disciplinary problems within the force," he said yesterday.
SDCP Abdul Samah said the function of JIPS was to monitor the standard operating procedure, discipline, attitude and integrity among policemen in all aspects of the tasks assigned to them.
"We have several approaches in handling this issue, including the Discipline and Drug Control System that needs to be practised fully and strictly."