ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – The Police of the Republic of Indonesia should be proud.
The United Nations has announced that First Police Brigadier Renita Rismayanti from Indonesia received the Award for Best Female Police Officer in 2023.
The award will be presented to the person concerned on November 16 during the annual UN Police Week event which will be held from November 13-17 at UN Headquarters, New York.
“Police First Sergeant Rismayanti’s innovation and efforts in utilizing data in UN peacekeeping and Central African Republic police have made a significant contribution to improving security for vulnerable communities, including women and girls,” said Deputy Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix through a written statement from the Jakarta UN Information Center, Monday (13/11/2023).
Rismayanti served as Crime Database Officer at the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). He helped conceptualize and develop a crime database that enabled the UN Police to map and analyze hot spots for crime and disorder.
In addition, the criminal database will also help the country’s security forces to better plan their operations in support of the local population.
“She serves as a great example of how women’s participation and leadership in peacekeeping enhances the effectiveness of our protection and peacebuilding work to better meet the challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Lacroix.
First Police Brigadier Rismayanti started his career at the Republic of Indonesia Police as a public information officer in 2014 and has worked in the fields of training, administration and logistics.
“Having achieved so much by mastering technology in a field traditionally dominated by men, Police First Sergeant Rismayanti represents the future of United Nations policing,” said UN Police Advisor Faisal Shahkar.
“He and his colleagues helped build trust and confidence between local authorities and communities, which made the work of the United Nations Police more effective and communities safer,” he added.
Rismayanti said she feels fortunate to be able to leverage her technological capabilities to improve security for communities across the Central African Republic.
“I hope that the visibility gained from winning this award will reinforce among women and girls that all areas of expertise in policing are open to us,” said Rismayanti.
The 2023 UN Best Female Police Officer award ceremony will be held at UN Headquarters on 16 November 2023 at 01.00-02.00 Jakarta time (13.00-14.00 New York time) and broadcast live on UN Web TV.
The UN Women Police Officer Awards were established in 2011 to recognize the outstanding contributions of female police officers in UN peace operations and to promote women’s empowerment. (AT Network)
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