I believe that he has the ability and is a smart person and is also competent."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said he had called on Commissioner General Tito Karnavian, the candidate for the post of Indonesias police head, to improve the law enforcement process in the country.

"I hope Commissioner General Tito Karnavian will increase professionalism in the police force, as the peoples protector, and improve the quality of the law enforcement process," the president remarked here on Thursday.

According to the head of state, drug abuse, terrorism, and corruption were the three types of crimes that need to be addressed promptly.

The president expressed optimism that the Indonesian House of Representatives would immediately appoint Tito as Indonesias Police chief.

"I believe that he has the ability and is a smart person and is also competent," the president emphasized.

President Widodo explained that the process to nominate Karnavian was in accordance with Law No. 2 of 2002 on the Indonesian Police. He said the government had sought inputs from several parties, including the National Police Commission, Police, and Indonesian people.

Karnavian is currently the head of the Terrorism Countermeasures Agency. He had earlier served as head of the Papuan Regional Police and Jakarta Regional Police.

Karnavian was also the top graduate of the Police Academy in 1977.

Karnavian also earned a doctorate degree from the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a masters degree from the University of Exeter, England.

Meanwhile, the current Indonesian Police Chief General Badrodin Haiti will be replaced as he is due to retire in July 2016.

(Reported by Santoso/Uu.B019/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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