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New Jakarta Police chief sworn in

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 24, 2019   /   03:10 pm
New Jakarta Police chief sworn in National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian leads the swearing-in ceremony for reshuffled senior police generals and officials at the police’s headquarters in South Jakarta on Jan. 24. (kompas.com/Reza Jurnaliston)

It’s official. The Jakarta Police have a new chief after Insp. Gen. Gatot Eddy Pramono was sworn in on Thursday by National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian at police headquarters in South Jakarta.

He replaced Insp. Gen. Idham Aziz, who was appointed chief of detectives.  Aziz had led the Jakarta Police since July 2017. 

“I will obey every law and carry out all duties entrusted to me with all obedience, consciousness and responsibility,” Gatot said as he read the pledge, according to kompas.com. 

Gatot previously served as assistant to the police for planning and budgetary affairs.

During his speech, Tito emphasized that the rotation was standard practice in the police body.  

“The police [are] solid. External parties should support the police’s solidarity. There are no factions or friction within police,” he said.

The police also replaced their Security Intelligence Agency’s head, Com. Gen. Lutfi Lubihanto, who is retiring, with Comr. Gen. Unggung Cahyono. Unggung previously led the police’s education and training center. Comr. Gen. Arief Sulistyanto replaces Unggung to head the center.

In addition to those five senior generals, the police also inducted another 43 officials into various new positions, including three chiefs and four deputy chiefs. (fac)