THE ROLE OF THE GUNUNGKIDUL POLICE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UNIT (BINMAS) THROUGH THE ELDERLY CARE PROGRAM (PELAN) AS AN EFFORT TO SUPPRESS SUICIDE CASES IN GUNUNGKIDUL REGENCY
The Gunungkidul Police Chief's policy is that the Community Development Unit (BINMAS) implements Innovation through the Caring for the Elderly Program (PELAN) in order to provide attention, motivation, and encouragement to elderly Gunungkidul residents who are vulnerable and at risk of committing suicide. These activities are in the form of social services such as the distribution of food packages, health checks, and psychological support to the community, especially the elderly. This step is hoped to be able to help with the burden of living and establish friendship with the community as a form of Polri's concern for the people of Gunungkidul. Apart from that, this activity is also expected to be able to reduce the suicide rate in Gunungkidul Regency, because the perpetrators/victims are over 50 years old (elderly). This study uses a qualitative research method approach with a qualitative descriptive research type (Creswell, 2010: 4), where the authors in collecting data related to the phenomenon of suicide can describe both secondary and primary data by conducting interviews, observation, and documentation so that new conclusions can be drawn. can be used as a guide. Based on data obtained in the field in the Gunungkidul Regency area, most of the suicide cases were carried out by hanging. Note that the number of suicide cases still fluctuates every year, reaching 150 (one hundred and fifty) cases from 2018 to 2022. In order to reduce the number of suicides in Gunungkidul, the Gunungkidul Police Community Development Unit (Binmas) has implemented the Gunungkidul Police Chief Policy, number: Sprin/ 972/XI/2021, November 1, 2021 which has a positive impact on society, especially the elderly who live alone and can be used as a forum for socialization and sharing so that the elderly visited are enthusiastic and motivated.