Bali Gets New Police Chief
Bali’s police chief has been replaced as part of a nationwide reshuffle in the upper echelons of the Indonesian Police.
Hadiatmoko has been replaced by Inspector-General Totoy Herawan Indra.
The reshuffle was ordered by national police chief General Timur Pradopo. As well as the change in Bali, the heads of East Java, Central Java and South Sumatra provinces will also be replaced.
Hadiatmoko, who announced a controversial “shoot on sight policy” earlier this year, in which he instructed officers to shoot fleeing criminals who had targeted foreigners, will move to East Java, where he will replace Untung Suharsono, who has been appointed head of Jakarta Police.
New top officer in Bali Totoy Herawan Indra was formerly assistant to National Police Operations in Jakarta.
The new appointments were officially made at National Police Headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday. As part of their swearing in, the incoming chiefs had to recite a new oath promising to avoid corruption and dishonesty.
“There is a new procedure in today’s ceremony, which is an oath for new officers who are exposed to the influences of corruption. This procedure will be undertaken at all ceremonies to inaugurate both high and low-ranking officers,” said Pradopo, who devised the pledge.Filed under: Headlines