Drs. M.Tito Karnavian,M.A.,Ph.D.
Chief of The National Police of The Republic of Indonesia
M. Tito Karnavian was born in Palembang, South Sumatra, on October 26, 1964.
In 1987, he graduated from Indonesia Police Academy as the best police cadet and was awarded Bintang Adhi Makayasa.
He is married and three children were born into his family. In 1993, Tito graduated from the University of Exeter in England and obtained Master of Arts in Police Studies. In 1996, he graduated from the School of Police (STIK) as the best graduate and was awarded Bintang Wiyata Cendekia.
In 1998, he obtained Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Strategic Studies from Massey University Auckland in New Zealand.
In 2009, he was appointed the Chief of Special Detachment 88 of Indonesia National Police for Counter Terrorism.
In 2012, he was appointed Papua Police Chief, and in March 2013 he obtained Ph.D in the field of Strategic Studies in Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
In 2014, he was promoted to the Assistant Planning and Budget Chief of Police, in order to enhance and accelerate the development of the Indonesian National Police, as written on the Grand National Police Strategy 2005-2025.
In 2015 he was promoted to Metro Jaya Police Chief. One of the major cases faced by Tito was terrorist bombings and shootings in the Sarinah shopping center in Central Jakarta in early January 2016. With in-depth experience of terrorism, within less than 5 hours, the Capital was already re-mastered and had been conducive and even seven suspects had been arrested.
In 2016 he was promoted to Head of the National Counter Terrorism Agency of The Republic of Indonesia (BNPT RI).
On July 13, 2016 Police General M. Tito Karnavian was officially sworn in as the Head of the Indonesian National Police by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Joko Widodo.