Mimika- National Police Chief General Drs Listyo Sigit Prabowo Msi awarded Gold Pins to TNI Soldiers and Police Members of the Cartenz 2023 Peace Operation Task Force who were considered successful in law enforcement efforts against KKB and KKP in Papua.
The awarding of the National Police Chief’s Gold Pin was given in a ceremonial activity led by Deputy Chief of Police of Papua Brigadier General Petrus Patridge Rudolf Renwarin, S.H., M.Si. (representing the National Police Chief) at the B Battalion B Satbrimob Papua Police ceremony field, Timika, Thursday (28/12/2023).
The Chief of Police Gold Pin Award was given to 418 Polri members and 131 TNI soldiers.
The Chief of Police Gold Pin is a form of appreciation from the National Police to someone who is considered worthy of receiving it. Because the awarding of the police chief’s gold pin has gone through a series of selection stages according to the established requirements.
Deputy Chief of Police of Papua Brigadier General Petrus Patridge Rudolf Renwarin, S.H., M.Si. told the media crew that he represented the Kapolri to give the award.
“This morning I represented the Chief of Police to pin the Chief of Police Gold Pin on the personnel of the Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force, both TNI and Polri,” said Patridge.
Regarding the awarding, Patridge assessed that the TNI Polri personnel of the Cartenz Peace Task Force deserved it.
“As Deputy Chief of Police of Papua, I know exactly the struggle of my colleagues in Operation Peace Cartenz because I always monitor the reports, incidents and case reveals conducted by Ops Damai Cartenz in the law enforcement process against KKB,” said Patridge.
“However, they have left their families for approximately one year, facing KKB and struggling in the interior forests of Papua with limited logistics and facing the weather and contours of the mountains which are quite extreme in Papua,” he said again.
In the year-end release (20/12/2023), Head of Cartenz Peace Operation Kombes Pol Dr. Faizal Ramadhani S.Sos, SIK, MH, said that throughout 2023 law enforcement against KKB and KKP was 98 times, as many as 33 KKB people were prosecuted, 19 KKB people died during firefight, 7 KKP people were prosecuted, successfully confiscated 32 firearms, 1. 279 rounds of ammunition, 25 magazines, 107 communication devices, 31 blades of sharp weapons, 334 other items (attributes, flags etc.) and managed to occupy / control as many as 47 KKB headquarters.
“This year there are quite a lot of successes achieved, I think they deserve the Gold Pin award from the National Police Chief,” said Patridge.
Furthermore, the Deputy Chief of Police of Papua said that this gold pin is also to improve the performance of members so that in the future it will be even better and to increase the synergy of the TNI-Polri who have worked hand in hand in law enforcement efforts against KKB Papua.
“In addition, of course, in this year’s Christmas moment, the Kapolri wants to give a special and best Christmas gift to the peaceful cartenz personnel who excel, namely the Chief of Police Gold Pin.” Patridge said.
In the same place, Head of the Cartenz 2023 Peace Ops Public Relations Task Force AKBP Dr. Bayu Suseno, SH, SIK, MM, MH thanked the Kapolri for the award.
“On behalf of the personnel of Operation Peace Cartenz 2023, we would like to thank the Chief of Police for awarding us the Gold PIN at the end of the Cartenz 2023 Peace Operation assignment. This really motivates us to work even better in the next assignment,” said Bayu.