Maharani, Jakarta – Indonesian police (Polri) chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo launched TV Polri and Radio Polri at the national police public relations division building in Jakarta on Monday April 12. Prabowo said that the launch of the TV and radio station was one of the efforts by the police bring itself closer to the public.
"My hope is that in our launching of TV and Radio Polri we can of course provide education, information about police services which we're continuing to develop", said Prabowo in a press release.
Prabowo said he hopes that with the establishment of TV and Radio Polri the public can feel the police's presence at any time, and he wants there to be interaction between the police and the public.
Prabowo explained that TV and Radio Polri will provide information related to law and order (kamtibmas) disturbances as well as tips on how to confront law and order problems. In this way the public will be furnished with the knowledge about how to prevent law and order disturbances.
"So the problems in society will more easily be solved by police personnel in the field", said Prabowo.
In addition to this, continued Prabowo, it is hoped that TV and Radio Polri will become a channel of trusted information on government programs, such as introducing the Micro Scale Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM), dealing with forest and land fires along with the mitigation of natural disasters.
"Information provided to the public must be accurate, clear and trusted as well as in accordance with and in support of government programs", he asserted.
Indonesian police spokesperson Inspector General Argo Yuwono added that TV and Radio Polri is aimed at providing transparent and trusted information to the public in order to create a national police force which upholds "Presisi" – predictability, responsibility, transparency, justice – in accordance with the national police chief's vision.
Meanwhile the programs broadcast on TV and Radio Polri will be made up of Late Afternoon Presisi, Afternoon Presisi, Presisi Update, In-depth Story, Crime Scene Check, Police Chief this Week, The Commander's Wish, Morning Inspiration and Podcast Polri Presisi.
The radio program meanwhile, namely Podcast Polri, will be made up of Greet the People, Morning Inspiration, Night Watch, Late Afternoon Presisi, Morning Presisi and Top 5 News.
[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Peluncuran TV dan Radio Polri, Kapolri: Agar Lebih Dekat Masyarakat".]