President Jokowi: Security Guards Important to Maintain Public Order
The presence of security guards (satpam) is needed because the police cannot be in all places and at all times, according to President Joko Jokowi Widodo.
He added that the police also need to partner with and are greatly helped by security guards.
Being a security guard is a noble profession, the President said at the Opening of the 2018 National Security Services Industry Conference at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12).
On that occasion, the President expressed appreciation to all members of the security guards and security service companies that have been participating in maintaining security and public order. In the future, the President added, security services will be increasingly needed because of the need for a safe climate to attract investment to the country.
Investment means employment. There are people opening factories, industries, offices, and so on. Thus, security guarantee is very necessary for a country, the President said.
However, the President Jokowi reminded that crimes and security threats continue to grow and the potential for fraud and cybercrime will be even more sophisticated. To that end, the blueprint to be compiled by the Association of Indonesian Commercial Security Services (Abujapi), he said, needs to cover aspects on dealing with future technological developments and providing training and upgrade skills to security guards to outsmart the criminals.
This is very important. We also have to think about how to equip security guards with up-to-date equipment, the President said, adding that security guard certification is also important.
President Jokowi also urged all security guards to always maintain security and order and to create a conducive and peaceful situation because the economy will grow if the country is safe, and in turn, growing economy will provide greater employment and business opportunities.
It is all of us who will enjoy the benefits, the President concluded.
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas