Police to Tighten Officer Firearm Licenses After Brigadier’s Suicide
Jakarta. Firearm licenses for police officers will be tightened under an effort to minimize weapon abuse, West Jakarta Police deputy chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bahtiar Ujang Purnama announced on Wednesday.
“The requirement is that an officer must be at least a brigadier to be allowed to use firearms and they must have worked for at least one and half years after their exams,” Bahtiar said.
Under the new rules, an officer found to have abused the use of their weapon will face sanctions, including a possible confiscation of their firearm license, the deputy chief said.
The regulation was issued following last week’s suicide death of 29-year-old Central Jakarta Police officer Brigadier Wahyudi, who shot himself with his own gun after a fight with his girlfriend.
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