JOHOR BAHRU – Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department deputy director (strategic planning) Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd has been appointed as the new Johor police chief effective today.
Wan Ahmad Najmuddin, 57, took over from Johor Special Branch chief Datuk Ramli Hassan who has been acting as Johor police chief since November 3.
The handing over of duty ceremony, held at the Johor police contingent headquarters, was witnessed by Bukit Aman Management Department director, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah.
Earlier, the Johor police chief post was held by Datuk Rusli Ahmad who is now Bukit Aman Secretariat chief (research and development).
The ceremony also saw the handing over of duty of Johor Police Contingent Police Family Association (Perkep) chairman from Datin Mahizah Abd Malik to Datin Musalma Mohd Saman, witnessed by Bukit Aman Management Department Perkep chairman, Datin Noraini Abdul Jalil.
Wan Ahmad Najmuddin who hailed from Besut, Terengganu, said he would be focusing on the wellbeing of the people apart from working to eradicate crimes in the state.
“I will continue the efforts of my predecessor to reduce crime rate in the state with several programmes including holding dialogues with the local community.
“On the people’s wellbeing, I will discuss in detail with the Johor police contingent leadership soon,” said Wan Ahmad who has been serving the police force since 1979. – BERNAMA