President Jokowi: More Complex Challenges Facing Polri

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 25 Januari 2017
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President Jokowi gives directives at the Polri Excecutive Meeting (Rapim), in the STIK and PTIK Auditorium, Jakarta, Wednesday (25/1) morning. (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

President Jokowi gives directives at the Polri Excecutive Meeting (Rapim), in the STIK and PTIK Auditorium, Jakarta, Wednesday (25/1) morning. (Photo: PR/Rahmat)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo reiterated that in the future the Indonesian National Police (Polri) will face more complex challenges. The President mentioned that the recent security situation in Indonesia is not just conventional crimes but other crimes as well.

“The challenges of security, order have further developed by the rise of transnational crimes, terrorism, money laundering, smuggling, human trafficking, civil crimes, drugs, and others,” President Jokowi said in a briefing before the participants of the 2017 Polri Executive Meeting (Rapim) at the Indonesian Institute of Police Science (STIK – PTIK) Auditorium, South Jakarta, Wednesday (25/1) morning.

In response to the Polri’s vision to become a credible institution through professionalism and modernization as said by the Polri Chief in his report at the Rapim, President Jokowi asserted that it has to be achieved by the Polri in order to build a public trust.

However, the President stressed, in order to achieve the vision there must be improvements and enhanced performances in all levels of the Polri in facing and resolving the problems that persist in Indonesia.

Earlier, the Polri Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian in his report said that the Meeting attended by 399 participants will last for three days. “The meeting is a continuation of the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) – Polri Rapim held at the TNI Headquarters, Cilangkap, some time ago,” Tito said.

Responding to President Jokowi’s directives at his inauguration as the Polri Chief, in order to make the Polri that is more professional, trustworthy and has a better, decent public service, Tito explained that in July 2016 the Polri has set a vision, namely the credible Polri through professionalism and modernization. “We have already implemented it,” he said.

According to Tito, the Polri focuses on three points. First, enhanced performance, especially in the public services that are accessible to the public. Second, professionalism in law enforcement, especially in the field of education. Third, the maintenance of a better social order, especially for cases of mass unrest, intolerance, terrorism, radicalism, and others,” Tito explained.

Attending the opening of the Meeting, among others, were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek, and Chairman of the Indonesian Anti-Graft Body (KPK) Agus Rahardjo. (FID/ES) (MUR/YM/Naster).

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