Jakarta – Presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo has faced backlash after attacking President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's law enforcement performance, with critics pointing to the fact that h
Police & Law Enforcement
November 23, 2023
November 22, 2023
Prisma Ardianto, Jakarta – The revision of the electronic transaction and information law gives authorities the power to freeze the bank accounts of suspects during the crackdown on onl
November 3, 2023
Jakarta – The National Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) has blocked 144 accounts affiliated with the leader of the Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School, Panji Gumilang.
November 2, 2023
Stevani Wijaya & Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The National Police on Thursday charged controversial Muslim cleric Panji Gumilang under the anti-money laundering law over allegations o
November 1, 2023
Bekasi – A court in Bekasi, West Java, opted for life imprisonment rather than the death penalty for three convicted murderers who poisoned at least three people with tainted coffee.
October 29, 2023
Jakarta – A district court in Banten on Friday handed death sentences to eight Iranian drug traffickers found guilty of smuggling more than 300 kilograms of crystal meth into the countr
October 16, 2023
Nitish Verma – In a significant reshuffling of the Indonesian National Police (Polri) hierarchy, Police General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has enacted a series of high-level changes.
October 10, 2023
Yuni Rohmawati, Jayapura – The Papua Regional Police are investigating the murder case of female activist, Michele Kurisi Doga, who was killed in Koloak Atas District, Lanny Jaya Regenc
October 6, 2023
Ahmad Shoim, Surabaya – The son of a National Awakening Party (PKB) lawmaker was declared a suspect on Friday, with the police alleging that he assaulted his girlfriend to death.
September 27, 2023
Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police have issued a new directive regarding the hairstyle of female officers, which prohibits them from altering the natural color of their hai
September 26, 2023
BeritaSatu, Banjarnegara – Prosecutors on Tuesday formally indicted a man for the alleged murder of at least 12 individuals through poisoned drinks in the Central Java regency of Banjar
September 12, 2023
Jakarta – Former police general Ferdy Sambo, who was convicted of murdering a subordinate, has been transferred from Salemba prison in Jakarta to Cibinong Penitentiary in West Java afte
September 7, 2023
Jakarta – Mario Dandy, the defendant in the infamous aggravated assault case that sent his teenage victim to a coma, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay Rp 25 billion
September 1, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan District Court on Thursday sentenced Aditya Hasibuan, the son of a recently dishonorably discharged police officer, to 18 months in prison on charges
August 25, 2023
In the conclusion of a court case that marked a grim chapter in Bali's hospitality scene, I Gede Wijaya, 39, the proprietor of Uncle Benz Cafe in Badung, has been slapped with a 1.5-yea
August 22, 2023
Ilham Oktafian, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested 10 suspects and seized dozens of guns along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition during recent raids targeting an arms trade
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia and six other ASEAN country members signed an MoU on transnational crime in the 17th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime in Labuan Bajo, NTT, on
August 16, 2023
Medan, Indonesia – A spate of violent muggings by machete-wielding thieves in Indonesia has drawn coded calls from prominent politicians for them to be killed-on-sight by police, in com
August 15, 2023
Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – Prosecutors on Tuesday recommended a prison term of 12 years for Mario Dandy, who stands accused of committing aggravated assault against a teenager.
August 8, 2023
Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence handed earlier to former police general Ferdy Sambo to a life sentence for murdering a subordinate, a spokesm
August 6, 2023
Panji Satrio, Medan – A suspect involved in document fraud was released from the Medan Metropolitan Police's detention facility after a group of soldiers, including his relative, visite
August 1, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Dogiyai Police is currently conducting an investigation into the recent burning incidents that took place on Monday, July 31, 2023.
July 28, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – North Sumatra Police have arrested 119 people who were allegedly involved in a series of violent thefts.
July 25, 2023
Eko Ari Wibowo, Jakarta – Deputy Head of Papua Regional Police Brigadier General Ramdani Hidayat said that the Bureau of Internal Profession and Security (Propam) has examined the membe
July 23, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called on the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to build on the momentum of its 63rd anniversary by striving to maintain high public trust
July 21, 2023
Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police presented on Thursday 12 suspects believed to be members of an illegal organ trade syndicate, accused of preying on at least 122 victims
July 18, 2023
Adi Warsono, Bekasi – Police shot and arrested three robbers armed with sharp weapons, known as begal, at their hiding place, South Tambun, Bekasi Regency, on Saturday, July 8, 2023.
July 17, 2023
Ary Hermawan, Jakarta – Medan Mayor Bobby Nasution, the 32-year-old son-in-law of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, is probably too young to have heard folk singer Iwan Fals' popular song
July 14, 2023
BeritaSatu, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police have spent Rp 49 billion ($3.3 million) on 1,857 riot guns that can be filled with pepper spray or tear gas to enhance security preparedness
Nur Janti and Apriadi Gunawan, Jakarta – A recent remark by the mayor of Medan, North Sumatra, Bobby Nasution, on police shooting criminals dead has been criticized for potentially lead
July 11, 2023
Edward Gilbert Munthe, Medan – The Medan Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has slammed a statement by Medan mayor and President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's brother-in-law, Bobby Nasution, supportin
July 7, 2023
Servio Maranda, Bangka – The Water and Air Police Directorate (Ditpolairud) of the Bangka Belitung Islands Police foiled attempts to smuggle oil through Tanjung Kalian Port, Muntok Dist
July 4, 2023
Eka Yudha Saputra, Najla Nur Fauziyah (Translator), Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence or KontraS recorded 622 cases of violence involving police membe
July 3, 2023
Jakarta – Mario Dandy Satriyo, already facing legal troubles for aggravated assault, now faces a more serious charge of molesting his ex-girlfriend, who is a minor of only 15 years old.
June 29, 2023
Suherdjoko, Semarang – The Central Java Police have arrested a 57-year-old man in Banyumas for allegedly sexually abusing one of his daughters for years, leading to multiple pregnancies
June 18, 2023
Bill Birtles and Ari Wu in Jakarta – On a balmy evening down a quiet street in the bustling capital of Indonesia, a teenage boy was ordered by a man to do push-ups.
June 15, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – North Sumatra Police have named Achiruddin Hasibuan, a recently dishonorably discharged police officer, for allegedly accepting protection money from an illegal
June 12, 2023
There's a joke in Indonesia: NKRI. The widely used acronym for the republic, in fact stands for breach Negara Kepolisian Republik Indonesia – "Indonesia is a Police State".
June 6, 2023
BeritaSatu, Jakarta – Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Mario Dandy, the son of disgraced tax official Rafael Alun Trisambodo, with pre-planned aggravated assault on a teenager in a case
June 2, 2023
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police criminal investigation unit (Bareskrim) in an official statement on Friday announced that it is starting to look into the report
May 31, 2023
Jakarta – A number of activists and academics that are members of the Civil Society Coalition gathered at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) headquarters in Central Jakarta on
May 28, 2023
Maria Gabrielle, Jakarta – Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen.
May 26, 2023
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones, the Australian man arrested in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province over an alleged naked and drunken rampage, ha
May 20, 2023
Anne Barker, Indonesia – Bodhi Risby-Jones's lawyer and family had hoped to strike a private deal that would see him released without charge, for attacking a fisherman on the island of
May 16, 2023
Eka Yudha Saputra, Bandung – The National Police's Security Preservation Agency (Baharkam) Chief Commissioner General Fadil Imran announced that the police program at the neighborhood u
Jakarta – The life sentence recently handed down to a two-star police general for drug trafficking less than three months after another inspector general received the death penalty for
The cameras aren't enough – the Jakarta Metro Police is reinstating manual ticketing just seven months after going all but digital in traffic law enforcement.
May 15, 2023
I Ketut Ari Wiantara, 53, was arrested by the Bali Police on suspicion of having performed thousands of illegal abortions from 2006 to 2023.
May 9, 2023
Agencies, Jakarta – A high-ranking police officer was given a life sentence on Tuesday for trafficking five kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine that was originally confiscated as c