The Australian and Indonesian police forces are firm friends.
With the recent arrest of Abu Dujana, (which the Australian government was informed about a few days before the Indonesian public were) likely as proof of the co-operation between the Australian and Indonesian police forces Australian ambassador Bill Farmer says the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has the best relationship in the world with Polri, their Indonesian counterparts.
General Sisno Adiwinoto of the Indonesian police recalled a conversation with Farmer in which the latter is given to say:
The relationship between our two countries' police forces is an example to the world.
The occasional political problems between Australia and Indonesia (like over Papuan refugees and hotel room visits, and likely the mutual distrust of their peoples) had no effect on the policing relationship, it was claimed.
Just recently we helped the Australian police intercept some human trafficking from Sri Lanka via Indonesia to Australia.
Outside of crime fighting Polri and AFP also worked together in training and education with the JCLECB (Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation/Pusat Kerja Sama Penegakkan Hukum Jakarta) being an example of this joint effort.
Over 200 recruits had graduated from JCLECB so far and while the original focus of the institute was on anti-terrorism training it was now extending into anti-corruption education for policemen. antara via republika