Timorese Police Commander Longuinhos Monteiro called on his members not to involved in martial arts or political activities.

“You have to show neutrality as a police officer to insure security in the country. You have to show your integrity, independent and your professionalism by showing that you are ready to serve people,” said Monteiro.

He also called on his members to be well-behaved in order to gain people’s confidence during the election period.

Monteiro has also confirmed that a total of 1, 900 officers being ready to secure the coming general election.

Timor Leste is going to have it is third general election both presidential and parliamentary election soon this year.

Early last week, the supreme court has officially announced 13 registered candidates to battle for the next month's presidential race.

Presidential election has been scheduled for March 17. (CJITL)