Tito Karnavian

Police-General (Ret.) Muhammad Tito Karnavian[1] is an Indonesian politician and retired police general who is the currently-appointed Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.[2][3] He was Chief of the Indonesian National Police since 13 July 2016 till 23 October 2019. He is the replacement of the previous chief, Badrodin Haiti that served from 17 April 2015 to 13 July 2016. On 15 June 2016, Tito was proposed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to be the Chief of Indonesian National Police replacing Badrodin Haiti who now officially retired from the service. On 23 June 2016, he was confirmed unanimously by Indonesian House of Representatives[4] and inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on 13 July 2016.[5]

Muhammad Tito Karnavian
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Tito as Minister of Home Affairs
29th Minister of Home Affairs
Assumed office
23 October 2019
PresidentJoko Widodo
Vice PresidentMa'ruf Amin
Preceded byTjahjo Kumolo
23rd Chief of National Police of Indonesia
In office
13 July 2016 – 22 October 2019
PresidentJoko Widodo
Preceded byBadrodin Haiti
Succeeded byAri Dono Sukmanto (Acting)
Idham Azis
Chief of National Agency for Combating Terrorism (BNPT)
In office
16 March 2016 – 13 July 2016
Preceded bySaud Usman Nasution
Succeeded bySuhardi Alius
Personal details
Born (1964-10-26) 26 October 1964 (age 56)
Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
Spouse(s)Tri Suswati
Alma mater"Akpol" (Indonesian National Police Academy) (1987)
University of Exeter (1993)
Nanyang Technological University (2013)
Awards"Adhi Makayasa" (1987)
Military service
Allegiance Indonesia
Branch/serviceInsignia of the Indonesian National Police.svg Indonesian National Police
Years of service1987–2019
RankPDU JEN.png Police-General
Unit"Reserse" (Crime investigation)

Shortly after his inauguration as Home Affairs Minister, Tito confirmed that there would be a formation of a South Papua province, which was to be split from Papua.[6]



  1. ^ "Man With A Plan: Muhammad Tito Karnavian Signifies The Nation's Future". Indonesia Tatler. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Tito Karnavian Jadi Mendagri, Fachrul Razi Menteri Agama" [Tito Karnavian becomes Home Minister, Fachrul Razi becomes Religious minister]. Detik.com. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Indonesian President Jokowi announces new Cabinet". The Straits Times. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Aklamasi Komisi 3 DPR Setuju Tito Sebagai Kapolri Baru" [Unanimously Commission 3 DPR Agree Tito as Chief of Indonesia National Police]. Arah.com. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. ^ Chan, Francis (13 July 2016). "Indonesia's new police chief Tito tasked with unifying police force against crime, terrorism and graft". The Straits Times. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Tito Pastikan Provinsi Baru di Papua Bernama Papua Selatan". CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). 29 October 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Badrodin Haiti
Chief of National Police of Indonesia