Police to Deploy Over 3,000 Officers to Boost Security for Bon Jovi Concert

US singer Jon Bon Jovi performs during the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. (Reuters Photo/Pilar Olivares)

By : Bayu Marhaenjati | on 7:28 PM September 10, 2015
Category : News, Jakarta

Jakarta. Jakarta Police will deploy over 3,000 officers to beef up security for Friday's Bon Jovi concert at the Gelora Bung Karno sporting complex in South Jakarta.

"The joint force is from the Jakarta Police and Central Jakarta Police," Sr. Comr. Mohammad Iqbal, spokesman for the Jakarta Police, said on Thursday.

Police will begin manning the area from 1 p.m. ahead of the 8 p.m. start time, Iqbal said.

Two bomb sniffing dogs will be used to detect explosive devices and a further four canines will attend to security concerns.

Separately, Sr. Comr. Ipung Purnomo, chief of the traffic unit at the Jakarta Police, said traffic surrounding the concert venue would be rerouted in order to avoid heavy congestion.

"The traffic reroute would be situational, but we urge everyone to avoid the Senayan area between Friday afternoon until midnight," said Ipung.

Some 40,000 people are expected to attend Bon Jovi's second show in Jakarta.

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