Crime Investigation Department, CID (Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah, JSJ) is one of the most critical
department in Royal Malaysian Police (RMP). This department deals with the
investigation, arrest and prosecution of hard crimes (murder, robbery,
rape etc) and petty crimes (theft, house-breaking etc).
CID also specializes in gambling, vice and secret societies (triads).
Police in CID are allow to perform their duty in plain clothes and
commonly known as 'detectives'. Police detectives observe criminals'
actions, develop sources of information and assist in the arrest of
criminals. Sometime they work undercover.
The detectives might also find
informers in the neighborhood who have information about the suspect.
Having gathered enough evidence against the suspect, the detectives can
make the arrest with the help of police reinforcements.
CID are led by a director with the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP) and
assisted by five deputy directors, the deputy director (Intelligence /
Operations), deputy director (Investigation / Law), deputy director
(Planning / Strategy), deputy director (Forensic / DNA Databank ) and