National Police: Number of Police Misconduct Cases Drops by 30%

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  • National Police Chief Gen. Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo (right) accompanies President Joko Widodo in reviewing the implementation of the Free Vaccination at the KH Syamsudin Islamic Boarding School, Ponorogo, East Java, Tuesday 7 September 2021. ANTARA/HO-Polri Public Relations Division

    National Police Chief Gen. Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo (right) accompanies President Joko Widodo in reviewing the implementation of the Free Vaccination at the KH Syamsudin Islamic Boarding School, Ponorogo, East Java, Tuesday 7 September 2021. ANTARA/HO-Polri Public Relations Division

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe National Police’s General Supervision Inspector (Irwasum) Comr. Gen. Agung Budi Maryoto said the number of misconduct cases related to discipline, professional code of ethics, and criminal cases committed by police members dropped by 30 percent in 2021 compared to 2020.  

    “Throughout 2020, there were 1,047 cases [of police misconduct]. Until October 2021, there are 147 cases,” Agung told Tempo today, October 28.

    However, he stopped short of detailing the number of each case. As widely reported, a number of violation cases involving police officers garnered public attention. Among them was the assault case committed by Kalimantan’s Nunukan Resort Police Chief Adj. Comr. Syaiful Anwar against his staffer and the shooting case of a policeman by a fellow officer in East Lombok.

    National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo asserted that he will impose strict sanctions on leaders who violate the rules and fail to be role models for their ranks. He argued that this is for the good name of the institution. 

    “I demand policemen not to hesitate to take stern action against officers who commit misconduct that affects the organization. This is all for the good of the organization,” said Listyo Sigit.

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