Take humane approaches ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Badrodin Haiti has reminded his personnel to provide their best services to the public during the implementation of the "Ketupat Operation."

"Take humane approaches; begin with a smile and a greeting; carry out security tasks and public services with sincerity and honesty," General Haiti said here on Thursday.

The police will also optimize its intelligence functions to prevent terrorist attacks, and sabotage plans of untoward incidents and other serious crimes.

He also instructed officers to stop mass organizations from carrying out any sweeps targeting amusement centers.

The National Police will deploy 82,538 personnel during the 16-day-long Ketupat Operation, from July 10 to 25, to ensure the safety of travelers heading home during the Idul Fitri exodus to celebrate the Islamic festival.

In addition to the police officers, the operation will also involve 12,761 military personnel and 50,377 workers from other related institutions.

The Ketupat Operation will involve a total of 145,676 personnel, the police chief affirmed.

They will be deployed at 3,030 security posts and 1,083 public service posts set up across the country for the operation.

This initiative will secure the routes that will be used during the exodus, Islamic places of worship, settlement areas, terminals, seaports, airports, and tourist destinations, among others.

Moreover, General Haiti pointed out that the operation is expected to help ensure smooth travel for the holidaymakers and efficient distribution of logistics, particularly staple food items and fuel.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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