President Jokowi Praises National Police for Safeguarding National Stability, Security

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 Juli 2024
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President Jokowi attended the 78th anniversary celebration of the Indonesian National Police (Polri) or Hari Bhayangkara, held at Monas Square, Jakarta, on Monday (07/01). (Source: Humas Setkab/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo extended his congratulations on the 78th Bhayangkara Day to the entire Indonesian National Police personnel across the country.

On that occasion, the President also expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of all National Police members in maintaining stability and security during the 2024 election and other major development agendas in Indonesia.

“The National Police plays a central role in society. They are always in touch with the daily lives of the people. The National Police has no holidays. They are everywhere. There is no region that is left out by the National Police. But on the other hand, it means that the people also closely observe all the movements and actions of the National Police,” said President Jokowi in his address as the inspector of the ceremony during the 78th Bhayangkara Day Commemoration Ceremony in 2024, Monday (07/01) at the Merdeka Courtyard of the National Monument in Jakarta.

In his address, the President also expressed satisfaction with the latest survey showing that image of the National Police is improving, even ranking the second highest.

According to him, this must be maintained and improved because the challenges ahead will be more complex and full of uncertainties, including from geopolitical, economic, technological, and climate aspects.

“With what? With good public communication by setting examples, by becoming role models, and by building service ethics oriented towards the people,” the President said.

The Head of State of underscored that the National Police must become more agile, adaptive, and have a strategic outlook. He added that they must also become a “cooling system” and a unifier of diversity, and be professional and non-discriminatory in law enforcement, and must also have technical skills superior to those of criminals.

“Especially in facing increasingly complex and sophisticated transnational crimes, the National Police must also keep up with technological advancements and establish cooperation to strengthen the security of our country,” added the President.

Concluding his address, entering the stages of the 2024 regional elections, the President urged the National Police to support and ensure the success of this democratic event by maintaining neutrality, stability, and safeguarding democracy so that the regional elections can proceed safely, honestly, and fairly.

“Happy 78th Bhayangkara Day. Be Bhayangkara people who uphold the Tribrata internally, synergize externally, especially with the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), and faithfully serve and protect the community. Long live the National Police!” President Jokowi concluded. (FID/DNS) (AS/EP)

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