President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono: (Kompas/Riza Fathoni)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Sunday that there were five
keys that the National Police (Polri) should improve upon to upgrade its
service to the public.
“The first key is prime service and then anti-KKN [corruption,
collusion and nepotism in increasing cheaper and more accountable public
service,” he said when addressing a ceremony to commemorate Polri’s 66th
anniversary at the National Police Mobile Brigade Headquarters in Kelapa Dua,
Depok, West Java.
The police were also told to enforce the supremacy in providing
security and be able to create better security as well as strengthening good
governance, Antara news agency reported.
“Polri has to work harder to increase service quality. As a law
enforcement agency, Polri should be more sensitive on strategic, national and
regional environments,” Yudhoyono said.
He also said that criminal activities were becoming more diversified
than the conventional ones, including banking, narcotics, terrorism and the
“The National Police are expected to be able to deal with a variety
of crimes from national crimes to terrorism,” he said.
Yudhoyono also praised Polri’s success in starting a public service
program to improve the quality of its service to the public, despite mounting
reports of abuse of power by police officers as well as the force’ inability to
solve major cases.
The President also asked members of the National Police to make sure
that they uphold the National Police code of ethics and the Tri Brata
principles as well asking the police officers to help bring about the goals of
reformation and public service.
“These steps are important in increasing the public's trust in the
police. Swift and accurate police responses will remove any public accusations
of police omission," he said. (png/nvn)