JAKARTA - The Jakarta Metropolitan Police Command has stationed thousands of personnel to secure Christmas Eve service in churches on Wednesday.
"Securing Christmas celebrations is a huge responsibility and the presence of police personnel is needed to allay doubts about security arrangements," said the commands head of operations bureau Senior Commissioner Daniel Pasaribu. He added that police personnel have stationed at churches assigned to them.
According to him, the Jakarta Police Command has deployed 3,947 officers to ensure security during Christmas Eve service at a number of churches in the capital city and its vicinity.
He noted that the police have also deployed bomb squads at large churches such as the Cathedral and Immanuel Church to secure them.