'Maximum force deployment' for opening of classes in Davao Region

Subscribe Now June 01, 2018 at 07:56am

The Police Regional Office 11 will deploy a “maximum number” of personnel to secure schools and students in the Davao Region for the opening of classes in private and public schools on June 4, 2018, Police Regional Officer (PRO) 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz said.

Driz said that at least two police personnel will be assigned to each school in the region to ensure the security of students on the first day of classes. This number may still go up depending on the need of the schools.

She said that every police station will undertake activities, including providing manpower to help in the clean-up drive, and provide information on the modus of criminals on the first few days of the school opening in order to strengthen the “Ligtas Balik Eskwela.”

Driz said there will also be security forces patrolling the major routes leading to all learning institutions and within the immediate vicinity of the schools to prevent bullying and prevent students from being victimized by “budol-budol” gang.

She said they will also establish Police Assistance Desks (PADs) in all school campuses to provide public safety and security coverage and deploy explosive ordnance disposal units.

“We encourage everyone to report any incidents of bullying and other street crimes to police officers assigned in your respective PADs to the nearest police stations and their Hotline numbers or to the National Emergency Hotline numbers 911,” she said.

Driz added they have involved communities in public safety awareness to enhance the collaboration between the security sector and the stakeholders.

She said they have been directed by PRO 11 director Manuel Gaerlan “to keep our alertness and vigilance to maintain peace and secure all students in all schools of the region.”

She said the police will coordinate with the local government units to prohibit the overloading of buses, jeeps, and other public utility vehicles to prevent vehicular accidents.

“Likewise, together with the LGUs, we shall strictly implement zoning ordinances prohibiting the existence of computer shops, billiard establishments and other games and recreation within the immediate vicinity of schools,” she said.

Source: mb.com.ph

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