Bali Tourism, JAKARTA – The National Police ensures that the concept of the Self-Defense Forces (Pam Swakarsa) initiated by the National Police candidate, Komjen Listyo Sigit Prabowo, is different from the situation in 1998 or during the authoritarian era.
Komjen Listyo Sigit Prabowo in the Fit and Proper Test expressed his plan to activate Pam Swakarsa which is integrated with developments in information technology and existing facilities at the National Police.
“Obviously all of this is a form of Pam Swakarsa which is very different from Pam Swakarsa in 1998,” said Karo Penmas, Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono during a press conference at the National Police Public Relations Building, South Jakarta, Tuesday (26/1/2021).
Rusdi explained, the Pam Swakarsa discourse itself has actually been regulated in Law Number 2 of 2002 concerning Polri and set forth in the Chief of Police Regulation (Perkap) Number 4 of 2020.
“In the Police Law, Article 3 paragraph (1) letter c states that the police function is the Indonesian National Police assisted by a special police force, secondly by Civil Servant investigators, the third is assisted by independent forms of security,” said Rusdi.
As for what is meant by Pam Swakarsa, that is, a form of security carried out by the police function which was formed on the basis of a willingness of awareness and the interests of the community itself and of course all received confirmation from the Police.
That way, Rusdi emphasized, all forms of activities and operations of the Pam Swakarsa are coordinated and supervised by the police. So, Pam Swakarsa cannot do it arbitrarily or walk alone without the supervision of law enforcement officials, in this case the Police.
“This means that in all activities, the operations of the Pam Swakarsa are always coordinated and supervised by the police, so that their operations do not run alone, they are always side by side with police activities in the field,” said Rusdi.
Rusdi explained, the form of the Pam Swakarsa, first is a security unit filled with people who are educated and trained by the Police to provide security in certain environments. For example, security in companies, certain areas and can be in community settlements.
“Of course the security guard’s activities are always in police coordination and supervision,” said Rusdi.
The second form, is an environmental security unit which is the willingness, awareness and interest of elements of society to create security and public order (kamtibmas) in their own environment.
“It can be chaired by the heads of the local rukun (RT) or RW (RT) heads. And once again the operation of this environmental security unit is always under coordination and supervision of the police,” said Rusdi.
Then, another form is that the National Police accommodates local wisdom in the form of, among others, Pecalang in Bali, as well as groups that are aware of community service in society.
“Another form could be students or Bhayangkara students being brought closer to scouting activities so that this form of Pam Swakarsa will be touched and re-established by Komjen Listyo Sigit Prabowo,” said Rusdi. (rls)