Evidences of Impact
Semarang, August 2011
Sacred relics recovered, a corrupt police murderer arrested and fugitives located, these are just a few of the outcomes of the highly successful, European Union (EU) funded, ‘Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project’ at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC).
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) 3 year project has trained 1166 people from the police and criminal justice sector since its inception in 2009 and the results on impacts of the project activities are evident.
On the 29th of September 2010 an officer with 18 years experience in the Indonesian National Police (INP) successfully put his newly learned knowledge and skills gained during one of the courses provided as part of the EU project into practice in the investigation of a murder case.
A murder was committed by a Police First Brigadier officer along with three civilians. The victims were found dead in a car having been stabbed with a sharp object whilst traveling from the Pontianak to Landak region. The perpetrators were caught in less than 48 hours of the offence being discovered. The officer involved, who wishes to remain anonymous stated “the training we’ve received not only came in very useful for me to solve the case but also it helped broaden my mind in managing the investigations.” said the participants of the Senior Management of Investigation Course, “I would want my subordinates to be given the chance to receive trainings of such fashion so that we can all benefit”.
Another participant of Senior Management Investigation Course held on May 2010, who is a Senior Superintendent in Jakarta who has been a serving officer with the INP for 17 years said: "I've been able to use the system I learned from the case studies and solved a crime which was a “cold case” for over four years. Thank you JCLEC for sharing the knowledge with us.”
The “Senior Management and Investigation Course, one of the carefully selected eight courses, has been designed to equip senior managers with tools required to make strategic decisions and anticipate risks” said Project Coordinator Mr. Greg Linsdell “I am very glad to hear that the training has been put into practice by INP officers who have participated in our courses.”
These reports of the operational impact of the training are providing a strong platform of evaluation for the programs and it is clear to see that there is a positive impact from the training provided so far.
Another participant of the Senior Management Investigation Course has reported that he has used the methods shared in the course last September when he was involved in a case in Bali where they seized 144 stolen sacred Hindu artifacts from three storage facilities after arresting the suspected thief. The officer attributed the success of the operation to his new knowledge and stated “I look forward to attending for a new course in the future”.
Picture is an extract from Tempo magazine edition on November 2, 2010
Ajit Joy the Country Manager of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said “This three years of duration project is an important initiative to encourage participants contemplating on new methods for effective cooperation methods of investigation techniques of transnational crime”
Decision on assembling a striking team, known as Buser unit [hunt and arrest unit] in Gorantolo Regency was in fact a recommendation given by an alumni of Executive Police Management Training Program delivered by the project. The analysis of CID’s analyst led the newly established unit to successfully investigate motor vehicle theft incidents in over 40 crime scenes and disclosed the crimes of a syndicate operated across 3 provinces of North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, and Gorontalo. It is reported that the disclosure of this particular case was appreciated by the Chief of Gorontalo Regional Police and the Government of Gorontalo Province as well as the society, considering that disclosing of such case was quite hard and it turned out to be able to improve the public trust toward the INP performance.
Another impact of project activities was evident with a follow up visit after the inaugural Transnational Crime Trainers Forum held at JCLEC on from 29 March to 1 April. The project and JCLEC continues to enjoy contact from those represented at the forum and it appears that the aims of the forum are now starting to come to fruition. On the 7th to 9th June a delegation from Pakistan visited UNODC’s Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project at the JCLEC, Semarang. This visit was instigated as a result of a recommendation by Forum member from the Pakistani delegate attending the Transnational Crime Trainers Forum who insisted that his Commander learn more about JCLEC and discuss future cooperation.
Picture: Meteor Selasa newspaper, edition on 2nd of August 2011
The project is accommodating the needs of the stakeholders as efficient as it can. The best example is the KAPOLRI’s direction on conducting multi-agency, anti-corruption training. As a response to KAPOLRI’s training needs identification the project has been delivering a series of Integrated Management of Corruption Workshop. The recent one of the series was the 5th and 6th of Integrated Management of Corruption Workshop. The workshops has attracted great attention from press and BARESKRIM (The chief of Criminal Investigation of Indonesian National Police) gave speech in the opening ceremony of the 5th workshop whereas the closing ceremony of the 6th was honored by WAKAPOLRI Nanan Sukarna. The project is happy to be part of the strong ongoing fight of Indonesian Law Enforcement agencies’ efforts in curbing the corruption in Indonesia.
WAKAPOLRI Commisioner General of Police Nanan Sukarna gives interview to press accompanied with UNODC Country Manager Ajit Joy (top left) and Executive Director of JCLEC Brigadier General Boy Salamuddin (top right) on 12th of August 2011 Photo by: Jatmiko
Another evidence of impact is clearly observed very recently with a cascade effect of a training delivered in June. Having being inspired by the EC funded District Commanders’s Crime and Command Program at Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC), one of the participants of the course, Superintendent Susetio Cahyadi, has decided to implement similar training within his own region. He has taken the initiative to conduct a series of activities to improve the police professionalism, transparency and accountability in his district area. Following his own training in June 2011, Superintendent Susetio, the Chief of Banjarnegara district police (Kapolres) organised and facilitated similar training for all mid ranks and chiefs of sub-districts in Banjarnegara district police, Central Java.
The project delivers 8 courses aimed at Transnational and Financial Crime Investigations as well as Professional Standards, Management and Leadership. Within this project, it is expected that transnational crime training courses, recruitment of national trainers and trainer professional development programs will also be developed. A long term training and education plan for the Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC), as well as development of academic links between JCLEC and other institutions are also part of the project plan.
Participants of the courses are senior INP officers, members of the judiciary, investigators in the Corruption and White Collar Crime Directorate of CID, prosecutors from the Special Crimes Division of the AGO and investigators from the KPK. It is expected that the activities of the project would develop working relationships and improve common understandings between various law enforcement agencies in Indonesia.
Cascade effect in Training- Another evidence of impact from Banjarnegara’ s District Police Initiatives
Semarang, August 2011
Having being inspired by the EC funded District Commanders’s Crime and Command Program at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC), one of the participants of the course, Superintendent Susetio Cahyadi, has decided to implement similar training within his own region. He has taken the initiative to conduct a series of activities to improve the police professionalism, transparency and accountability in his district area. Following his own training at JCLEC in June 2011, Superintendent Susetio, the Chief of Banjarnegara district police (Kapolres) organised and facilitated similar training for all mid ranks and chiefs of sub-districts in Banjarnegara district police, Central Java.
KAPOLRES Banjarnegara, Superintendent Susetio Cahyadi delivers a lecture on decision making model
During the course, Bapak Susetio Cahyadi presented sessions on Command Structure and Critical Incident Command, Counter Terrorism Strategy and Drug Traffikcing. He also introduced the participants to the concept of the ‘KERIS’ immersive learning suite. He conducted a simulation to enhance the capacity of the participants in the use of Decision Making, Conflict Resolution Models and Media Strategy all of which he learnt from the District Commanders program at JCLEC.
National Faculty member Herbin Siahaan delivers a lecture on “Good Policing”
So impressed was Superintendent Susetio with the presentation by Herbin Siahaan, one of the Staff of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) project who ran the course, that on 18th August he invited him to deliver the same session to the group of staff from the Banjarnegara district. Herbin’s session on “Good Policing” also included inputs to all chiefs of units and chiefs of sub-districts aimed at assisting them to develop community engagement strategy and to integrate the “Good Policing” principles into their Community Policing program in Banjarnegara. The presentation given by Herbin received enthusiastic response by the participants and they expressed their interest to receive additional technical information on the community policing implementation. The community-policing program, which has brought closer and more communicative relations between the community and the police, has also produce positive spin-offs in terms of the professionalism and accountability of the police.
Having experienced the benefits of the ‘KERIS’ immersive learning activities during the program at JCLEC, another innovative initiative taken by the Superintendent Susetio was to install cameras and audio equipment to monitor and control the operations of their police station, especially for those units who provide direct services to the community members. The initiatives taken by the Kapolres have proven the significant impact that the District Commanders’s Crime and Command Program is having in strengthening the leaderships and management capacity of the District Commanders.
This transfer of knowledge is vital in ensuring that the learning in programs taught at JCLEC is expanded to the field and ensures project sustainability beyond the end of the program. The presence and contribution of Herbin of the UNODC National Faculty during the visit to Banjarnegara is particularly crucial in facilitating productive working relationships with project stakeholders and facilitating knowledge building and sharing.