Jakarta Police chief promoted

Jakarta Police chief promoted

The National Police announced on Monday that Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Dwi Priyatno had been promoted to three-star general and had assumed the position of chief of the general supervision inspectorate (Irwasum), replacing retiring Comr. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam.

Dwi, graduated from the police academy in 1982 and was appointed Jakarta Police chief in March, is considered an uncompromising leader.

His legacies include the closing of the notorious icon of Jakarta's underbelly, Stadium nightclub, in Central Jakarta and the prosecution of alleged rape suspects in Jakarta International School (JIS), which implicated five janitors and two teachers.

Dwi is also credited with successfully securing Jakarta during the legislative election on April 9, the presidential election on June 9 and the delivery of the Constitutional Court's verdict on Aug. 21 that confirmed the victory of president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

East Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Unggung Cahyono, who graduated from the police academy in 1985, has been appointed as Dwi's replacement as of Sept. 1, according to a National Police rotation announcement.

Unggung has spent most of his career in the National Police's Mobile Brigade Division (Brimob). He was the deputy Papua Police chief from 2010 to 2011, West Kalimantan Police chief from 2011 to 2012, and Brimob chief from 2012 to 2013.

National Police deputy detective chief Insp. Gen. Anas Yusuf, a 1985 graduate, has assumed the post of East Java police chief.

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