Friday, 14 December 2018 | 21:11 WIB

2018 Pilkada, Police Chief Asks Ranks of Police to Map Conflict Prone Areas

National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian.

JAKARTA, NNC - To anticipate conflict in Regional Head Election (Pilkada) in 2018, National Police (Polri) Chief General Tito Karnavian asked the regional police and resort police officers to report mapping of conflict prone areas during the simultaneous 2018 Pilkada.

The report, Tito explained, should have been submitted by next Sunday (1/14/2018).

"I ordered all ranks at the level of regional police and resort police to create a map of vulnerability in each region related to Pilkada, the latest by Sunday, it is completed," said Tito at Polri Headquarters on Thursday (1/11/2018).

The level of vulnerability will be divided into three categories namely very vulnerable, prone and less prone areas.

The report must be submitted immediately to Polri Headquarters so that the Police Headquarters can create a map showing areas that are categorized as very vulnerable and prone to conflict.

According to the Chief of Police, the mobilization of Polri, Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) and Public Protection (Linmas) personnel will be prioritized in areas with very vulnerable and vulnerable categories.

Not only that, regional police and resort police are also asked to revise the number of troops to be deployed in securing Pilkada in their respective regions.