BANDUNG-West Java police held an Operations Forces entitled "Candle 2016" at Diponegoro Street (In Front of Gedung Sate) in Bandung, on Thursday (22.12.16). In the rally, the Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar act as Ceremony Coach.
In an address read by Vice Governor, Police Chief General Pol. M Tito Karnavian said that the rally was held as a final check of readiness of the police in securing the celebration of Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017. Testing is done from various aspects, such as personnel, facilities, budgets, and the involvement of relevant elements such as the military, local government, and Partner of Public Security and Order (Kamtibmas).
"The development of a global world that exists today, still tinged with some act of terror that took place in several places. Prolonged conflicts in some countries is still going on, along with the trend of economic slowdown that hit internationally, "Tito said in his address.
"Directly or indirectly, such incidents will have implications on security conditions in the country. In addition, the dynamics of national life that happened the last few months, also showed their potential for disruption in the form of intolerance, both inter and between religions, "said Tito.
At the celebration of Christmas and New Year are predicted to occur mobilization of society from one place to another, as well as the emergence of point mass concentration in certain places, such as tourist attractions, shopping centers, ports, airports, terminals, and other places. According to Tito, the increased community activity should be well anticipated by the security forces.
To secure the Christmas and New Year, the police held a security operation codenamed "Candle Operation 2016". Police will deploy 85.744 police personnel, assisted 15.096 military personnel and 55.130 joint personnel from municipal police, the Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Scouts, and Jasa Raharja
In the operation that was held for 10 days (23 December 2016 - 1 January 2017), the personnel will be housed in 1,609 security posts and 643 serrvice posts to provide security Public Security and Order and (Security, Safety, Public Order and Smooth Traffic).