Proceedings of the first International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law, September 5-6 2018, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Synergy Between Police Officers and Nagari Governmental Officers Through Community Policing Program (Polmas) In the Prevention of Crime In West Sumatera, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2281052,
        author={Aria Zurnetti and Riki Afrizal and Nani Mulyati},
        title={Synergy Between Police Officers and Nagari Governmental Officers Through Community Policing Program (Polmas) In the Prevention of Crime In West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the first International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law, September 5-6 2018, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONSHEL},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={police synergy nagari community policing (polmas) crime prevention},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2281052}
    }
    
  • Aria Zurnetti
    Riki Afrizal
    Nani Mulyati
    Year: 2019
    Synergy Between Police Officers and Nagari Governmental Officers Through Community Policing Program (Polmas) In the Prevention of Crime In West Sumatera, Indonesia
    ICONSHEL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2281052
Aria Zurnetti1,*, Riki Afrizal1, Nani Mulyati1
  • 1: Faculty of Law, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia
*Contact email: ariazurnetti@law.unand.ac.id

Abstract

Crime as a social phenomenon causes various problems and become a threat to security and peace in society, and it can also be a disruption to the implementation of development. Statistics data from the National Bureau of Statistics (BPS) indicates a growing of crime rates both nationally or locally, including in West Sumatra. To address these crime issues there needs to be an effective and efficient crime prevention policies and strategies and by the existing situation and conditions. One of the crime prevention policy is by involving the community at large. So, not only done by law enforcement officers especially the police but through the policy of Community Policing or called Polmas. This approach tries to exploit the potential of society for crime prevention. For West Sumatera with Minangkabau, Customary Law has the potential to overcome crime through living values, especially through Nagari with all its potential, either government or its citizens. The results of the research are (1) the synergy between police officers with the elements of Nagari governmental officers in realizing the goal of policing the crime in West Sumatera has been running but needs to be improved in the form of prevention of crime involving the functionaries of customary law, clergy, and cadiak pandai (scholars) in the community; and (2) there are still obstacles in the implementation of Polmas for crime prevention in West Sumatera.