President: New-age crimes pose difficult challenge for police

President: New-age crimes pose difficult challenge for police

President Joko Widodo. (ANTARA FOTO/Sigid Kurniawan/POOL/aww)

The challenges faced by police officers are difficult: crimes involving sophisticated technology and transnational cyber crimes call for the ability to anticipate (events) and better mitigation
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo has said the changing nature of crimes, which now involve the use of sophisticated technology, and transnational cyber offences pose a tough challenge for police.

 

"The challenges faced by police officers are difficult: crimes involving sophisticated technology and transnational cyber crimes call for the ability to anticipate (events) and better mitigation," said President Joko Widodo, who virtually attended the teleconferencing ceremony of officers at the State Palace, here on Tuesday.

 

President Widodo urged military and police officers to keep abreast of new developments and join the pool of quality human resources who possess science and technology skills.

 

“(There is a requirement for) Those that are agile and innovative in facing every change (and who are imbibed) with the national character of guarding the nation and Pancasila," he stated.

 

He further said he was proud to inaugurate the young officers, who are hoped to be future leaders of Indonesia, despite the ceremony being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“We were not able to hold a direct ceremony in the foyer of the Palace this time around. Only recipients of the Adhi Makayasa and their parents could be physically present, representing everyone. We have to take lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic that is hitting 215 countries in the world at the moment," the President stated. (INE)

 

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