6K cops to secure Davao City during summer

MORE than 6,000 security personnel of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will be deployed in the city to secure “Oplan SumVac (Summer Vacation).”

DCPO spokesperson Catherine dela Rey Monday, April 3, said a total of 6,150 police officers from DCPO including the volunteers from the barangay peace and order units will help ensure the public's safety for the summer holidays.

"In preparation for Oplan SumVac, mas pinarami namin yung mga (we increased the number of) patrollers. From last year's six, this time, more than 20 na dineploy namin (that we deploy) per area," Dela Rey said.

She said of the 6,150 personnel, about 3,691 will be coming from the 182 barangays in Davao City.

A total of 217 security personnel will be deployed daily in different areas in Davao City.

"The deployment will be divided into different groups depending on their schedules. Part of it naka assign sa security for the upcoming Holy Week," she added.

Dela Rey said for every tourist spot, a police assistance desk will be installed.

"Naa ta naka in place na assistance desk para ma address angmga concerns samga passers-by including the tourists (We have assistance desks in place to address the concerns of the passers-by and tourists)," she said.

Dela Rey said starting next week, police patrollers will also be deployed in different churches.

"Ready na atong preparation ana specially sa mga dagko na simbahan. Ang kani mga dagkong simbahan like San Pedro naay reinforcement from City Public Safety Company ug Mobile Patrol Group (We are prepared for Holy Week. Big churches like San Pedro will get reinforcement from the Public Safety Company and Mobile Patrol Group)," she added.

A total of 880 security personnel from the DCPO will oversee the 31 churches in the city. Dela Rey mentioned a team of seven will be assigned to each church.

"Priority namo ang mga dagko na church, naa jud na silay police assistance desk ug siguro maglampas pa sa seven ang naka assign didto (Big churches are our priority they will have police assistance desks. There will be more than seven policemen per church)," he said, citing San Pedro Cathedral, Sta. Ana Parish, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Paul.
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