KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor (pix) retired yesterday from the police force after 41 years of service.
In a handover of duties ceremony witnessed by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador earlier at the Police Officers’ College in Cheras, Internal Security and Public Order director Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani took over from Mazlan as acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
Mazlan, 60, who went on compulsory retirement was appointed as deputy IGP in May last year. He thanked the government for the appointment and the leadership of the police force for its support throughout his tenure.
Abdul Hamid said Acryl will take over from Mazlan in an acting capacity until a new candidate for the position of deputy IGP is endorsed by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.
He said Mazlan is also expected to hold a government position after his retirement as recognition of his service in the police force.
Earlier in his speech, Abdul Hamid said he and Mazlan were “squad mates” who joined the police force together in 1979 and it was with a heavy heart was he was letting go a trusted and reliable deputy.
He praised and thanked Mazlan for standing by his side in the renewed efforts to enhance and revamp the police force.