Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · To Serve and Protect in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

To Serve and Protect in Bali

175 Community Leaders Named Honorary Police Officers in Bali


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/10/2007)

On Friday, November 30, 2007, 175 community and ethnic leaders in Bali were named "honorary law enforcement officers" by Bali's Chief of Police, Inspector General Paulus Purwoko.

As reported by NusaBali, among the 175 receiving their "honorary police badges" were Wirawan Hadi, a Bali resident of Chinese extraction; Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (a/k/a "Tjok Ace") from the Ubud Royal Palace; and John Obaja Wakune a Papuan native who now lives in Bali.

In bestowing the honors, Chief Purwoko told the press that the honorary officers represent individuals who are now partners of the entire Bali constabulary, helping to guarantee the long-term safety of the Island. One of the duties assigned to the citizen police force is to provide input and advice to the leadership of the Bali police force on how best to evaluate and plan for security requirements in Bali.

Purwoko explained: "The duty of the honorary police force is not to join street patrols with regular officers or with local 'pacalang.' These people are our partners in formulating security policies."

The Chief cited that the three pillars that must be embraced by the Honorary Police in being peace officers are a commitment to keep Bali free from disturbances; a sense of internal order and security; and a personal sense of peace. Describing street patrols and document inspections now underway as only short-term solutions for community law and order; the real challenge remains to foster a change in the mind set of the public in cherishing the rule of law and in detecting criminal activity.

In clarifying his comments, Chief Purwoko cited the example of the difficulties faced by police in changing the mind set of hard line Islamists who are opposed to America, Australia and their allies. Their dissatisfaction with the policies of those nations have created an atmosphere where those groups are sometimes viewed as enemies. Because of this, General Purwoko has called for a plurality conference to be held in Bali after the conclusion of the UN Conference on Climate Change. Such a conference could include all of Bali's diverse ethnic and cultural groupings to discuss any existing tensions between these groups, with the newly appointed honorary police officers assuming a lead role in finding common ground foe agreement.

The Police Chief also said that a separate leadership structure must soon be established for administration of the honorary police corps.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Time to Sign Up for Bali Triathlon
Registrations at Record Levels for 10th Herbalife Bali International Triathlon
(6/18/2017)
Balinese Culinary Experience at The Ayodya Resort Bali
Balinese Culinary Experience at Ayodya Resort Bali Thru July 18, 2017
(6/19/2017)
4th Bali & Beyond Travel Fair
Minister of Tourism Thinks Bali & Beyond Travel Fair Missing Out on Competition
(6/18/2017)
Go Fly A Kite
New Rules for Sanur Kite Festival July 22-23, 2017
(6/18/2017)
Good for What Ails Indonesia
Bali Doctors Speak Up for the Revitalization of National Unity
(6/18/2017)
Bali Via its Back Door
Banyuwangi: Faster Air Access to West and Northwest Bali
(6/18/2017)
An End to Festivities
Inaugural Gianyar Youth Festival 2017 Suddenly Closed and Cancelled by Police on June 17, 2017
(6/18/2017)
Not Home for the Holidays
8 Die When Small Tourist Bus Traveling from Bali to Gilamunuk Collides with Large Truck
(6/18/2017)
Bali, Inc.?
Tourism Ministry Promotes Bali’s ITDC as a Regional Center for Trade and Finance
(6/18/2017)
Japan Airlines Makes Cautious Return to Bali
After Almost 7 Years Absence, Japan Returns to Bali Temporarily with 3 Charter Flights
(6/18/2017)
Weak Enforcement in the Face of Illegal Money Changers
At least 150 Illegal Money Changers Still Operating in Bali as they Ignore Police Raids and Business Closures
(6/18/2017)
Bali Hai II Refit
Bali Hai II Undergoing Major Refit and Docking October 12 - December 22, 2017 – Replacement Cruises Announced
(6/18/2017)
All [News]!