New commissioner vows to protect Brunei

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

NEWLY appointed Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Commissioner Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohd Jammy Hj Muhd Al Islam has vowed to continue ensuring and upholding Brunei’s safety and security.

Dato Hj Mohd Jammy was appointed the new police commissioner on May 28 (which took effect on May 29) by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

“My appointment, upon His Majesty’s command, is a big challenge and a big responsibility where His Majesty puts his full trust in me to (uphold the law),” he told The Brunei Times on the sidelines of the handover of position and duty of the commissioner of police at the Police Headquarters yesterday.

The former deputy police commissioner said he is looking to further improve the foundation that has been laid by the previous police commissioners.

He spoke of introducing changes that will further improve the RBPF’s services to ensure security and safety.

“We will have to concept some sort of strategy where we want to move the force forward to a better place... where we will be able to continue to provide our services to the nation and to the public, with regards to safety, security and any other services that the public wants us to do,” he said.

Dato Hj Mohd Jammy went on to say that the continuous efforts in ensuring safety and security require all of the RBPF officers and personnel’s contribution.

“I cannot make it on my own. I have to rely on all the officers and personnel,” he said, “We all have to work together. We are all in the same family and wear the same uniform, so we will be moving together and no one will be left behind.”

Former police commissioner Dato Paduka Seri Hj Bahrin Md Noor also encouraged RBPF officers and personnel to continue their development to keep up with the constant changes in the world.

He encouraged them to continue enhancing their knowledge and skills.

“With knowledge, they will have the confidence to do their work. Having confidence and the knowledge, their tasks and responsibilities can be carried out positively. The country will continue to be peaceful,” he said in an interview.

He also encouraged the officers and personnel to be committed towards their tasks and responsibilities to secure the country’s peace.

He added they have to also continue to maintain their discipline, integrity and have a good team attitude.

According to RBPF, Dato Hj Bahrin has served RBPF for 38 years. He began his service on June 1, 1978.

The former commissioner served in various positions, including inspector at the Brunei-Muara Police District Headquarters, Internal Security Department at the Ministry of Home Affairs, director of Criminal Intelligence and RBPF deputy commissioner (Administration).

The Brunei Times