Bali Police Prepare 4,000 Personnel to Secure President Election


Bali Police prepare around 4,000 personnel to secure all stages of 2014 President and Vice President Election.

Head of Public Relations Bali Police, Adjunct Commissioner Hery Wiyanto said that thousands of personnel consist of some elements, they are Samapta, Reserse, Traffic Police, Brimob, including intelligent personnel.

He explained that the security efforts of President Election are conducted after evaluating the security on Legislative Election by determining several security targets as well as resolving actions.

“For ordering (security) not as many as during the Legislative Election,” he said.

The most security arrangement during the legislative election was due to the number of parties that has been united into two coalitions with specific campaign schedule.

While during the Legislative Election campaign was followed personally by 12 parties spread in some points with location and schedule that were almost at the same time.

However, Hery added, police do not get the specific President Election campaign schedule yet for Bali region from Bali Election Commission.

Bali Police, he said, have applied several targets that will be the security target in the stages of President Election, such as people security both candidates and Election organizer, which is KPU (Election Commission) and Bawaslu (Election Supervisory Board).

Besides, the security of campaign location and route as well as security on goods that become campaign attributes also become the police target.

The President Election campaign stages of the two candidates pairs began from June 4 to July 5, 2014 all around Indonesia.

The 2014 President Election is followed by two candidates pairs for president and vice president, with the first order is Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa and the second one is Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla.

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