As a step to strengthen its bond with the local community as well as other authorities, the Royal Malaysian Police of Johor organised the inaugural Royal Malaysian Public Citizens Awards (RMPCA) at Holiday Villa Johor Bahru.
Johor Police Chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin officiated the event and said that the awards were aimed at improving the community’s perception of the police, in line with this year’s Police Day theme, which is “Polis dan Masyarakat Berpisah Tiada” (No separation between the Police and the community).
“The research by Frost & Sullivan took place from 12th March until 7th April 2016 and involved 3,720 Johor Police officers, 2,940 civilians, 13 Johor Police district headquarters, 98 police stations, 67 police posts as well as 31 community posts,” said Wan Ahmad.
Several awards were presented to various officers during the ceremony, among them was the best police district award, which was given to Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Din Ahmad who said his headquarters always worked with the people from his district, adding that it is important for the police to be easily approachable and cooperative with the public.
Johor Deputy Police Chief Datuk Aishah Mohammad, who conceptualised the awards after the Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) was presented with a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the force.
The RMPCA was jointly organised by the Johor Women’s League (JEWEL), Frost & Sullivan and The Iskandarian.