Bali police have been undertaking practice drills at the Lila Bhuana Sports Stadium in Bali in preparations for the ASEAN Summit conference that opens in Bali on November 17, 2011.
The practice drills, code-named “Puri Agung X”, were led directly by the Bali Chief of Police, Inspector General Totoy Herawan Indra, and involved hundreds of police personnel from various divisions and departments island-wide.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the spokesman for the Bali police Hariadi described the exercise as was an effort to coordinate efforts and create a shared vision among those charged with maintain peace and security during the international conference to be attended by more than 15 heads of state.
In addition to training the police personnel, the Bali police have also put into place a range of equipment, including water canons and other anti-riot tools.
New operational vehicles have been allocated to the Bali police to beef up security measures. Counted among the 80 new vehicles now in place are 56 Mitsubishi Lancers and 24 double-cabin Mitsubishi Strada Tritons.
Equipments and personnel from East Java will also be deployed to Bali on a temporary basis during the ASEAN Summit.
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