Jakarta – In its latest leadership reshuffle, the National Police on Friday named two police generals as leaders of antiterrorism bodies.
Brig. Gen. Marthinus Hukom was promoted to lead the National Police's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad. Previously serving as the squad's deputy chief, the one-star police general succeeds Insp. Gen. Muhammad Syafii, who had been leading Densus 88 since 2017, tempo.co reported.
he police named former Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar as the head of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), succeeding Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius. Prior to the promotion, Boy served as the deputy chief of the police's education and training institute (Lemdiklat), as reported by tempo.co.
Syafii and Suhardi, meanwhile, took up new roles as policy analysts at the police's criminal investigation department (Bareskrim). Meanwhile, East Java Police chief Luki Hermawan took over Boy's post at Lemdiklat.
Meanwhile, National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis also appointed some officers as regional police chiefs on Friday.
Insp. Gen. Aris Budiman, who once served as director of investigations at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), was appointed as the Riau Islands Police chief. Former National Police spokesmen Insp. Gen. Muhammad Iqbal and Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo were appointed to lead the West Nusa Tenggara Police and Central Kalimantan Police, respectively.
Also on Friday, Central Java Police deputy chief Brig. Gen. Ahmad Luthfi was promoted to head the provincial police force. He replaced Insp. Gen. Rycko Amelza Dahniel, who in turn was promoted to become the head of the National Police's security intelligence unit. (aly)