Immersive Learning Suite Launched in JCLEC

Semarang, October 2011

“The public should reap the benefit of this training should they feel the quality of our works are getting much better. Police officers will be protecting and serving the public with better quality service and professionalism” says AKBP Ruslan Aspan, Chief of Jeneponto District Police Commands. Being one the participants of newly acquired simulation system training called KERIS he adds: “KERIS launch today marks a milestone in the ongoing developments of Indonesian National Police”.

AKBP Ruslan Aspan, Chief of Jeneponto District Police Commands Photo: IndoPacific Edelman

The European Union (EU) funded the Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project hosted the launch of KERIS simulation system on 12th of October 2011. The launch attracted great deal of attention from amongst the local and national media, including facebook and Youtube.

In the unveiling ceremony of KERIS simulation system Commissary General Drs. Oegroseno, Chief of INP Education and Training Institution said: “We are happy to introduce KERIS as one of the best learning tools available worldwide to train our officers to serve and protect the public”

Selected pictures from KERIS launch

KERIS refers to a combination of software, technology and pedagogy developed by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) of the UK and funded by the EU to strengthen training capacity of Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) in Semarang.

KERIS is an immersive simulation learning system which uses various inputs, such as written documents, video and audio feeds to monitor complex real-time decision-making during critical incident exercises.

In the launch officials from EU, JCLEC, NPIA and the UNODC’s Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project have gathered under the KERIS logo to address media about the acquisition of this system where human and cutting-edge technology interaction makes a different in the lives of people.

“The European Union is pleased to support this programme. The EU believes that good governance & the rule of law are vital to support and preserve Indonesia’s development, diversity and democracy,” said Andreas Röttger, Head of Economic & Regional Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Jakarta.

The KERIS logo has a number of elements with the name drawing on the mystical powers of defense associated with the traditional keris weapon. The name KERIS is an acronym in Bahasa Indonesia that identifies the essential features of Collaboration, Education, Reality, Immersion, and Simulation.

As a District Commander Mr. Ruslan needs firm decisions in difficult situations, be it a crowd control in a demonstration, a big traffic accident or an investigation of a terrorist activity. Being able to demonstrate strong decision making skills is a must in his profession.

KERIS Simulation system is instrumental in development of decision making skills of Mr. Ruslan and his colleagues. One thing is obvious that the attainment of KERIS and its advantages will be observed by the public in the years to come.

For more information on KERIS please also see web story on KERIS Immersive Training Facilitators’ Program delivered at JCLEC by UNODC’s Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project: http://unodc.jclec.com/english/july2011.html

KERIS on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uni.eropa/posts/233671850021757

KERIS on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9VOKsyE1_Y