The Enforcement and Investigations Division was formed on 6 August 2002 as a result of the merger at two divisions namely the Enforcement and Investigation Division. The main functions of the division are to enforce the Forest Enactment 1968 and Forest Rules 1969 and to carry out investigations at any reported forest offence. Its other task and officers in the department is to provide hands-on training to them. The division also provides similar training to officers of other departments; i.e. Yayasan Sabah enforcement staff and Environment Protection Department officers when requested. The division also works closely with the other enforcement units in Sabah to achieve its goals in preventing illegal logging activities and to help secure a stable economy and towards a healthy and more balance forest environment.
|Vision||Strengthen Law, Enforcement and Good Forest Governance.|
To conduct affective and efficient Law and Enforcement in accordance with
Enforcement and Investigation Strategies
Some of the logging machineries that has been seized kept at the Batu Sapi Marine Complex
Section 36(2A) of the Forest Enactment 1968 outlines the general powers of the forest officer in relation to any investigation in respect of any forest offences. All investigation paper (I.P.) shall be submitted to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further scrutiny and his learned advice before any action may be taken or legal proceedings to be instituted against the offender.
Rules of mangrove bark also known as "Kulit Tangar" thus has been seized.
Efforts have also been initiated to train forests officers (Ranger and above) from time to time in conducting investigation as well as in the preparation of investigation paper (I.P.).
Forest Officers, Senior Rangers and Rangers were continuously trained