TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Police and TNI Army deployed 1,925 personnel to Papua for the 2022 Cartenz Peace Operation. The peacekeeping operation began on January 17 and will end on December 31 this year.
"The team consists of 1,824 police officers and 101 TNI personnel," Indonesian Police's head of PR Bureau, Brig. Gene. Ahmad Ramadhan, said in Jakarta, Tuesday, January 18th.
Ahmad said that the operation will be led by the Papua chief of police. "The operation is carried out to maintain security and order in the legal territory of Papua," he said.
The 2022 Cartenz Peace Operation is a follow up to the Nemangkawi Peace Operation that ended at the end of 2021. The police extended the Nemangkawi Operation until January 25, 2022 to prepare it into a regional operation led by the Papuan Police Chief.
Brig, Gen. Ahmad added that the Cartenz Peace Operation will be focused on pre-emptive and preventive efforts. The police, he said, would work together with religious, community and traditional leaders to maintain order in Papua. Field officers will also be giving community trainings such as agriculture, fisheries and education to the locals.
M ROSSENO AJI