POLRI Museum, South Jakarta

Museum POLRI Jakarta (Indonesian National Police Museum) is a beautiful museum with a nice design which was inaugurated by President SBY on July 1, 2009, on the same day with the birthday of POLRI. The Indonesian National Police (POLRI) is the official name used after the unit is separated from the Armed Forces or TNI in 2000.

POLRI Museum Building is located on Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, just after the guard post that checks visitors who will enter the National Police Headquarters in the same location. Although there was a police officer at the guardhouse, I went straight into the museum without being asked to report to the guard.

Shortly after entering the museum a friendly female police officer stood up from her seat and greeted me from behind the reception desk. With a thin smile she asked me to fill the guest book, but later after the visit. There was no fee collected to enter the museum.

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The POLRI Museum sign sticks to foyer of the building behind the Monument and the Statue of the Indonesian National Police Father named R.S. Soekanto Tjokrodiatmodjo. The monument was inaugurated on February 14, 2001 by the President of RI KH Abdurrahman Wahid as a motivator in continuing the development of POLRI to be professional and be loved by the people.

On top of the landmark museum name, displayed a golden POLRI logo with three stars symbol of Tri Brata which became the guideline of life of POLRI. On the front area of the museum there was also a police truck car numbered 4383-04 with a typical red yellow line on display at the round concrete near entrance gate.

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Exhibition room located on the ground floor of POLRI Museum. Somewhat into the middle is a two-wheeled vehicle which had ever been used by the police, ranging from "wind cart" (onthel bikes), motorcycles, to tandem patrol police motorcycles commonly used during the Dutch occupation and during the independence revolution in the late 40s.

Collection of various weaponry and police equipment are displayed on the museum's first floor. Among them are 1946 Soviet-produced Heavy Machinery HMG / SG 43 weapons used by the Second Regiment BriMob JaBar during the Papua war in 1963. There was also a collection of Soviet-made SPK 82 rockets produced in 1946. One of the other interesting collections was the Soekitman beetle bike. On September 30, 1965 night, Soekitman heard sound of gunfire and rushed to his bicycle approaching source of the voice at residence of General DI Panjaitan. But he was confronted and then was taken to Lubang Buaya, and became one of the witnesses to the murder of a number of TNI leaders there.

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In this place was displayed Garand M1 made in the United States year of 1917, British-made Lee Enfield rifle 1917, and German-made Mauser Rifle between 1920-1938. A collection of pistols and short barrel weapons were also on display on the first floor of the POLRI Museum, in addition to a variety of police equipment for communication and investigation purposes.

Hall of Fame is also on the first floor, which contains excerpts of words and photos of former Police Chief that can be an inspiration for everyone. The originator of the idea of the establishment of POLRI Museum is General Bambang Hendarso Danuri, when he served as Indonesian National Police Chief during period of October 1, 2008 - October 22, 2010. The 2nd floor of POLRI Museum is divided into Unity Room (attribute and uniform unity), Police Symbol Room (Rank Sign), Space Heroism (photo documentation), Law Enforcement Room (counterfeit and counterfeit detection equipment), Forensic and Identification Laboratory room (fingerprinting), and Kid Corner for children.

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Pataka with POLRI symbol, and a police statue holding a girl with two other men nearby. On the wall attached to POLRI's motto, Tribrata and Catur Prasetya.

Tribrata reads: "We are Indonesian police: 1. Worship to the nation and state with full devotion to God Almighty 2. To uphold the truth of justice and humanity in upholding the law of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution. 3. Always protect and serve the community with sincerity to realize security and order. In Sanskrit they are 1.Rastra Sewakottama (the main servant of the nation), 2.Nagara Yanottama (citizen of state paradigm), and 3.Yana Nucacana Dharma (obliged to maintain order Private people).

On the 2nd floor a police action unit was demonstrated in the fight against terrorism, and the miniature of Gorom Monument, as a memorial to POLRI's involvement during the Trikora operation in 1962 that started from Gorom Island. Furthermore there are mock-up of shops and restaurants devastated after the 2002 Bali bombing, and painting sketches of Bali Bombing and Marriott Bombers perpetrators.

On the third floor there are a Library, a Temporary Exhibition Room, and an Audio Visual Room. The POLRI Museum's collection is well organized and looks professional, with toilets on each floor and air-conditioning rooms. There is also an LCD monitor with documentary film. Although free, large group visitors should inform the museum first.

POLRI Museum

Address : Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Phone 021-7210654. GPS Location : -6.239495, 106.802065, Waze ( smartphone Android dan iOS ). Open : Tuesday - Sunday, 09.00 - 16.00. Entrance ticket : free. Reference : Map of Jakarta, Destinations in Jakarta, Hotel in South Jakarta.
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