The Royal Malaysian Police
(Abbreviation: RMP; Malay: Polis Diraja Malaysia, PDRM;) is a part of the
security forces structure in Malaysia. The force is a centralized
organization with responsibilities ranging from traffic control to
intelligence gathering. Its headquarters is located at Bukit Aman, Kuala
Lumpur. The police force is led by an Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
The constitution, control, employment, recruitment, fund, discipline,
duties and powers of the police force is specified and governed by the
Police Act 1967.
At the district level, the
Officer in-Charge Police
directs and controls the District Police Headquarters (IPD) through the
command and directives of the state
Chief Police Officer (CPO).
He is assisted in his duties by the
and his staff and subordinate personnel in charge of the various
departments. In general, IPD Taiping is responsible on the management,
administration and logistic affairs of the police stations within Taiping
undertake the role of criminal investigation, perform arrest and prosecute
offenders as well as on crime prevention. IPD in larger town like Taiping have
bigger sizes of manpower and facilities. While crime fighting is the
responsibility of the authorities, it is not enough for the police alone
to fight crime. Members of the public can play an important role in
protecting themselves and their local communities. Reducing the risk and
fear of crime is a task for the police and the community working together.
But there are many things each and every community member can do to reduce
his or her chances of becoming a victim of crime. The prevention of crime
vital towards building a peaceful and safe community.