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Jakarta police deploy 16,222 personnel to secure elections

8th February 2017 | 1.639 Views
Jakarta police deploy 16,222 personnel to secure elections
Photo document of police women officers (Polwan) cycling of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police (Polda Metro Jaya) maintaining public security alert. (ANTARA/Wahyu Putro A.)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta Police have deployed 16,222 personnel to secure the regional head elections in Jakarta, Banten, and Bekasi to be held on February 15, 2017.

"A total of 16,222 personnel have been deployed to secure the elections. The military and the Community Protection Agency (linmas) will assist the police," Jakarta Police spokesperson Senior Commissioner Argo Yuwono stated here on Wednesday.

He noted that the Jakarta Police is securing 23,135 polling stations during the regional head elections in Jakarta, Banten, and Bekasi.

"Some 13,023 polling stations in Jakarta; 3,958 polling stations in Bekasi District; 3,311 polling stations in Tangerang City; and 3,032 polling stations in South Tangerang City are being secured by the police," he noted.

The police officers will also receive assistance from the Polling Station Working Committees and witnesses of the candidate pairs.

The police will secure the distribution of ballot papers, voting, and the final counting of ballot papers.

He remarked that the police will oversee the distribution of ballot papers from polling stations to the District Polling Committee.

The police will conduct patrols to maintain a conducive situation ahead of the election.

He added that the number of personnel will be tailored to the security situation in the region.
(Uu.A063/INE/KR-BSR/A014)