The Indonesian National Police Standardized Emergency Management System: Conception to Implementation

The Indonesian National Police (INP) is the component within the national government of Indonesia tasked by statute for the primary role of maintaining security and order in society, enforcing laws, and providing services in order to maintain domestic security. The Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), adopted by the INP, is the legal umbrella under which the INP manages the response to a wide range of extraordinary police events such as tsunamis, earthquakes, flooding, volcano eruptions, and other disasters. It is an all-inclusive management philosophy that encompasses the emergency response phase as well as the predisaster and postdisaster phases. It is a whole-of -government approach practiced by the Indonesian government and also includes other domestic, international, nongovernmental organizations and foreign government assistance.