57 year-old Inspector General Teuku Asikin Husein was formally installed as Bali's Chief of Police on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, replacing General Paulus Purwoko who has been rotated to the role of Vice-Deputy of the Criminal Investigation Division at National police Headquarters. [See: Bali's Chief of Police Paulus Purwoko Transferring to Jakarta]
General Asikin is Bali's 31st Chief of Police, coming to the post after a distinguished career that commenced in 1971 when he entered the National Police Academy. He has served in a variety of roles with the Indonesian police force, including an assignment with U.N. police forces in Bosnia and an assignment in Aceh, North Sumatra. Domestic assignments for Asikin have included jobs in Aceh, Sulawesi and Java. He has served in senior roles in the Police Intelligence Unit and, most recently, as Governor of the National Police Academy.
At the induction ceremony presided over by National Police Chief Susanto, outgoing Bali Police Chief Purwoko said he had every confidence in his successor, based on his extensive background in criminal and intelligence police work. Purwoko also said he was honored to serve the people of Bali during a two year period marked by peace, security and the successful hosting of the international Climate Change Summit in December 2007.
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