THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) maximized all of its police personnel to different public schools in Davao City for the Oplan Balik Eskwela of the Department of Education (DepEd).
DCPO Director Vicente Danao Jr. said Monday that they will closely monitor all activities in each school for possible complains and reports.
"Nagtuyok mi ganina sa halos tanang eskwelahan diri sa sentro. Giingnan nako sila na dili magtapok lang sa isa ka area lang dapat magtao sad sila sa mga kalsada. Nagdeploy ta didto og police na gibutang nato sa police assistance desk (We've scouted all the public schools here in the downtown area earl this morning. I just told them not stay in one place but to also man the streets. We deployed personnel in our public assitance desk)," Danao said
Danao said that police personnel are already stationed in public schools starting from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. They will be transferred to mall areas to monitor students who are going to the malls during school hours. Then they will return back to their assigned schools by 4 until 5 p.m. during the dismissal period.
But Danao confirmed that no report nor complaint reached their office as of Monday morning. "So far, wala naman except lang gusto lang natin ma prevent yung nangyari last year na may nangingikil sa mga students na mga out-of-school-youths."
Danao said that similar kind of police visibility will be implemented for the opening of classes of the private schools next week.
Bolton Elementary School (BES) security guard Jinky Brazil of Civilian Security Unit under the Public Safety and Security Command Center (CSU-PSSCC), in a separate interview, said the school has instructed her not to allow students to leave school without their parents or guardians.
Danao also reminded the general public that public assistance desks are stationed in every school to cater their concerns.