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Jakarta Post

Student arrested while applying to Police Academy

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 13, 2018   /   01:55 pm
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The Jakarta Police have arrested a 20-year-old college student suspected of forging a high school diploma he used to apply to Police Academy (Akpol).

Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said the student forged his high school diploma so he could be accepted to Akpol.

The police’s criminal department caught the suspect when he submitted his application documents to the Jakarta Police headquarters in South Jakarta.

"[He] wanted to be a police officer, but his grades were below our passing grade,” Argo said on Thursday as reported by

Argo said the suspect had forged some of his grades so his overall grade would change as well.

The suspect consulted with someone on the police’s most-wanted list during the forging process.

The police confiscated several documents, namely a high school diploma, an academic transcript and an Akpol entrance exam test card.

The suspect is charged under Article 263 of the Criminal Code (KUHP) with a maximum penalty of six years in prison. (ami)