Banten Police Chief Asks TNI-Polri Personnel, BPBD And Volunteers To Go To The Field To Help Earthquake-Affected Residents
Banten Police Chief Inspector General Rudy Heriyanto/Photo: Doc. Banten Police

SERANG - Banten Police Chief Inspector General Rudy Heriyanto conducted a survey in Kertamukti Village, Sumur District, Pandeglang Regency to ensure that the field kitchen was installed and checked refugee tents to help residents affected by the earthquake.

"The assistance distributed by the Banten Police Chief to the community in Sumur Sub-district was 149 food packages and 50 boxes of instant noodles," said Head of Public Relations of the Banten Police, Grand Commissioner Pol. Shinto Silitonga, in his statement, Friday, January 15, evening.

In addition, the Banten Police Chief also reviewed the Alert Command Post at the District Office and discussed with the Head of BPBD Pandeglang, Doni Ajo, and Forkopimda Pandeglang.

"The Banten Police Chief requested that TNI-Polri personnel, BPBD, and other agencies, as well as volunteers, can go directly to the field to help residents, especially those whose houses were heavily damaged," said Shinto.

Meanwhile, Banten Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Ery Nursatari at the same time reviewed and provided assistance to residents affected by the earthquake in Lebak Sangka Village, Lebak Gedong District, Lebak Regency as well as inspected the Alert Post at the Village Office and ensured that evacuation tents and public kitchens had been made and ready to be operationalized in helping citizens.

"The assistance provided by the Banten Deputy Chief of Police was in the form of 92 food packages and 10 packages of school supplies for Lebak Sangka Elementary School students," said Shinto.

Shinto also explained that the Banten Police had deployed close to 1,000 personnel, 289 personnel to assist residents affected by the earthquake, 154 personnel to Pandeglang, and 15 personnel to Lebak, joining the Polres and Polsek personnel who were already at the previous location.

"According to data collection at the Command Center Biroops Banten Police, to date, there are 128 damaged houses, 8 schools and 4 places of worship also damaged, and 3 residents who suffered minor injuries as a result of the earthquake," he explained.

Furthermore, the Banten Police HR Bureau together with the Banten Policewoman today carried out trauma healing for children affected by the earthquake in Kertamukti Village, Sumur District while sharing masks with local residents.


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