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National Police change security guard uniforms 'to ignite pride'

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 17 2020   /  01:00 am
Residents listen to the briefings from police officers regarding health protocols in Manado, North Sulawesi on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Antara/Adwit B. Pramono)

The National Police now require civilian security guards (Satpam) to wear brown uniforms with a rank badge in order to "honor the profession", in a move an activist says creates the potential for abuse of power. National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis signed the regulation on private security guards (Pam Swakarsa) on Aug 5, stipulating the uniform change. Private security guards, who previously wore white uniforms for day guards and navy blue uniforms for night guards, will be required to wear five kinds of brown uniform. “In accordance with National Police Chief Regulation No. 4/2020 on private security, there will be a change in the color of the guards’ uniforms,” National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono told tempo.co on Monday. The regulation also adds badges to the shoulder part of the uniform to display the officer's rank. The badge...