Police as military: Indonesias experience

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The Indonesian police (Polri) were unique in that they were once part of the military as iceü as being an extension of the Government. Since the police joined tlie military and executed a paramilitary policing style, Polri has been characterised by three problems: their terrible weakness as law enforcers, the poor quality of policing and an unhealthy police-public relationship. This article examines these problems and their history. It also reviews the present situation and offers some possible solutions for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-431
Number of pages12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Indonesia
  • Police


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