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Indonesia: ICITAP Supports Female Police Leadership Response to Emergency Situations

On July 12, ICITAP-Indonesia’s Woman’s Leadership Development Program, in collaboration with the Indonesian National Police (INP), completed a five-day Standardized Emergency Management System/Incident Command System (SEMS/ICS) and Trauma Healing course in Medan City, North Sumatera. Forty-six participants, a majority of them female police officers, attended the training. The participants were from three regional police offices (Poldas), North Sumatera, Aceh and West Sumatera. The Brigadier General and Primary Policy Analyst of Police Training and Education Centre (Lemdiklat) officially opened the training, followed by a speech by the ICITAP Chief of Operations, and an official welcoming Deputy Head of Regional Police Office (Polda) North Sumatera.  The five days of training consisted of four days of in-class facilitation, and one day of a practical exercise. During the practical exercise, participants were divided into six disaster response teams and dispatched to a current disaster shelter located in Ndokum Siroga Village, Simpang Empat Sub district, Tanah Karo District. The participants engaged and aided disaster victims with the tools they learned during the course. This training is unique because the students are concluding the course with a real-life practical exercise. The Indonesian Government predicted 2500 disasters for calendar year 2019, highlighting how needed and valuable this training is. ICITAP’s work in this area is delivered with the support of and in coordination with the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Updated August 11, 2023