The Chief of the National Police of the Republic of Indonesia (Kapolri) has recently signed a Decree as the Head of the National Police of the Republic of Indonesia Number: Kep/613/III/2021 dated March 23, 2021 concerning the Appointment of Sectoral Police only to Maintain Public Security and Order in certain Areas (No Investigations).
This decree was issued as one of the Chief of Police’s priority programs in the area of transformation, institutional structuring program, and activities to strengthen the Sectoral Police and to appoint the Departamental Police as the front line of the Indonesia National Police services. It is part of an action plan to change the police’s authority when maintaining security and public order in certain areas (No Investigations).
OVERVIEW OF THE CHIEF OF INDONESIAN NATIONAL POLICE DECREE NUMBER: KEP/613/III/2021
This Chief of National Police Decree stipulates several aspects including the following:
In this regard, the Chief of National Police Decree also attached a list of police personnel who will no longer conduct investigations. This list was based on the following criteria where:
These criteria are no doubt to streamline the reporting and investigation of police investigations.
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CHIEF OF INDONESIAN NATIONAL POLICE DECREE NUMBER: KEP/613/III/2021
Based on this National Police Decree, and on the list of these particular Sectoral Police listed in the attachment to the Chief of National Police Decree, there are still several Sectoral Police that will continue to have the authority to receive Police Reports and carry out the investigation process. However, when the matter in the Police Report escalates to the investigation stage, the Sectorial Police now do not have the authority to carry out investigations. They must now leave investigations to the Departamental Police above it.
However, especially in some Sectoral Police located for example in the West Papua region, the Sectorial Police will not handle criminal case investigations as the distance between the Sectorial Police offices and Departments are close.
On the other hand, based on the attachment to the Chief of Police’s Decree, it remains that not all Sectoral Police in Indonesia are subject to restrictions on their authority to carry out investigations. For example, for Sectoral Police located in the Regional Police of Metro Jaya area, they are still given the authority to carry out investigations. (FMP)