The Bali Police will deploy 1,300 personnel as part of “Operation Ketupat” during the Hari Raya Idul Fitri period August 3-18, 2013.
The chief of the operations bureau of the Bali police, I Gede Alit Widana, told the State News Agency Antara that the 1,300 police personnel would be comprised of 341 officers from Denpasar headquarter and 959 officers from the wider Bali territorial command.
In addition to regular police personnel assistance to “Operation Ketupat” would be given by members of the Indonesian Armed Forces, the provincial transportation authority, community enforcement officers (Pamong Praja) and volunteers from the local community (pacalang).
The additional manpower will be deployed at various locations including sea and airports, bus terminals and main tourist attractions.
Routine patrols by the police will also be intensified over the holiday period.
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