Concerns that auxiliary policemen could become the target of Islamic State (IS) recruiters has prompted the police to review standard operating procedures (SOPs) of all 235 auxiliary police agencies in the country.
Speaking at the annual conference for auxiliary policemen in Senai Johor today, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the review is needed because the favoured targets of IS include public areas and police buildings (often guarded by auxiliary police).
“We will be sending a special group task force to check on the SOPs of all 235 auxiliary police agencies to ensure all is in order.
“Of the 235 agencies, 31 are government departments, while 48 are government-linked companies. The remaining agencies comprise 25 statutory bodies, 11 Institutes of Higher Learning and 3 local authorities,” NST reported as he saying at the conference.
The conference saw the gathering of members from various agencies and the launch of a new logo.