Jakarta, wapresri.go.id — The Indonesian National Police (Polri) is one of the pillars supporting public security and order, as the basic foundation of the country’s economic and political stability.
As the world is now facing a megatrend of global challenges such as climate change, rapid technological advances, and urbanization, the Polri is expected to examine and anticipate those challenges affecting national stability.
“The global trends that will shape the future of the nation need to be anticipated by the national police,” said Vice President Ma’ruf Amin while attending the 31st High Staff and Command School (Sespimti) and the 62nd Middle Staff and Command School (Sespimmen) Seminar 2022, at The Tribrata Building, Jl. Dharmawangsa III, South Jakarta, Wednesday (09/21/2022).
At the seminar entitled “Strengthening the Integrity of Polri Leadership to Support Organizational Culture Reform in the Context of Building Community Trust”, the Vice President further explained some points to be followed up by all Polri’s elements.
First, said the Vice President, the Polri needed to continue the transformation to be more adaptive, creative, and innovative in line with the dynamic national and regional environment.
“Now is the best momentum for the Polri to develop the capacity of human resources to realize the police precision,” he said.
Secondly, the Vice President expected the Polri to be more professional in supporting investment, trade, tourism, logistics, and connectivity activities, both at national and regional levels. According to him, this was needed especially in the midst of global economic uncertainty and national economic recovery.
“Third, strengthen the pattern of cultural, legal literacy, and territorial approach, in order to build an emotional bond of brotherhood with the community,” he explained.
It was considered by the Vice President that Indonesia was a large country where each region had different socio-cultural characteristics and specific problem contexts.
“In addition, the Polri needs to strengthen the national agenda in the spirit of pluralism. The values of solidarity, friendliness, mutual cooperation, and tolerance should be implemented to protect the people,” he added.
Fourth, the Vice President emphasized that Polri reform needed to focus on increasing capacity and capability in the digital aspect.
“This capability is not only to anticipate and ward off cyber attacks or crimes but also to improve the quality of public services digitally, especially by integrating the police’s public services in the public service mall,” explained the Vice President.
Fifth, the Vice President encouraged the graduates of Sespimti and Sespimmen, as the future Polri leaders to become ambassadors of renewal within the Polri organization.
“Prioritize the principles of morality, propriety, and professionalism in performing the functions as the servants and protectors of the society,” he pleaded.
In this way, the Vice President believed that the Polri would get legitimacy to exercise its authority based on statutory regulations from the served parties.
“In addition, the Polri will also be closer to the people. And people will not only become the Polri Supervisor, but also a partner in maintaining security,” he concluded.
Previously, Deputy National Police Gatot Eddy Pramono said that the National Police remained committed to realizing national security stability in the midst of current issues, such as the rising of fuel prices, securing the international agendas, preparing the new national capitals, handling the extreme poverty, strengthening investment, and the drop of public trust to the Polri.
These efforts, continued Gatot, were carried out by increasing internal solidity and continuing the transformation of the Polri, as well as strengthening synergy with other ministries/institutions.
“There are two key words to strengthen public confidence in the Polri, namely leadership integrity and organizational culture reform,” said Gatot.
For information, the 31st High Staff and Command School (Sespimti) and the 62nd Middle Staff and Command School (Sespimmen) is held for 7 months. There are 121 students joining the Sespimti School, consisting of 76 national polices, 43 national soldiers, 1 attorney general, and 1 staff of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. While there are 225 of Sespimmen students consisted of 193 national polices, 30 national soldiers, and 2 foreign students from Malaysia and the Philippines.
Present on this occasion were the Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko and the National Police Chief for the period 2001-2005 Da’i Bachtiar.
While the Vice President was accompanied by the Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Government Policy Support and National Outlook Velix Wanggai, and the Special Staff for the Vice President for Communication and Information Masduki Baidlowi. (EP/DMA/LHS-BPMI Setwapres)