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Jakarta deploys 1,850 public order officers ahead of Christmas and New Year

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 24, 2018   /   01:48 pm
Jakarta deploys 1,850 public order officers ahead of Christmas and New Year Some Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers are on duty in Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta. To secure the Christmas and New Year holidays, the agency will deploy over 1,000 personnel to guard tourist destinations and houses of worship. (Antara Foto/Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) will be deploying 1,850 of its personnel to ensure public security in the city during the Christmas and New Year holiday.

The head of the city's public order officers, Yani Wahyu, said the personnel would be posted at toll gates as well as tourist destinations, including Ancol Dreamland Park in North Jakarta, the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta, Ragunan in South Jakarta, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) cultural park in East Jakarta, and Kota Tua in West Jakarta.

Personnel will also be deployed at churches during Christmas.

"We will be maintaining security at houses of worship, including VIP security when public officials pay a visit to these places on Christmas Eve and New Year events," Yani told kompas.com on Sunday.

Yani added that the personnel would also be deployed at entertainment places in the city on New Year's Eve.

The operation to maintain order and security throughout the holidays commenced on December 22 and will last until January 1.

"We will also be cooperating with the police for [a security operation codenamed] Lilin Jaya, where we will be focusing on maintaining security at tourist destinations," he said.(ars)