TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - National Police Chief Tito Karnavian demanded all officials of public relations unit settle negative issues related to the police. According to him, this measure is required to raise public trust towards the institution.
“Depress negative issues and highlight positive news about the national police to increase public trust,” said Tito Monday, December 17, during a consolidation meeting of National Police Public Relations Unit.
Tito said the public trust could be gained by spreading inspiring stories from the police personnel. For example, news about a member of police accommodates a mobile library, helps the pedestrian, or joins the disaster mitigation.
Public Relations Unit is also urged to highlight achievement and innovation presented by leading officers. With such great news, therefore, Tito opined, it will be easier to improve public trust.
According to Tito Karnavian, the public trust on the police is highly affected by a survey about police integrity conducted by several institutions, while in fact, such determination is an uncountable object. Tito opined that there are many members of police with high integrity.