PERSONNEL of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) are set to undergo a traffic investigation course as part of efforts to ease congestion in the city.
Senior Superintendent Eliseo Tanding, director of the BCPO, said the measure will help solve the speedy resolution of traffic cases in the area where traffic incident occur, instead of the present system of waiting for Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) personnel to conduct the investigation which adds to the traffic gridlock particularly in traffic congested areas.
“What we are looking at is on how to decongest the present volume of traffic in the city. The registered number of vehicles in Baguio City alone is around 42,003 and out of that are the public transport, and look at our streets, even our barangays are helping to solve the traffic congestion in our city,” Tanding explained.
Chief Inspector Oliver Panabang, head of the TEU supports the traffic investigation training for selected police personnel who will be stationed in the different substation in the city as this would help ease traffic congestion whenever a traffic incident occurs.
“What we want to impart to the motorists, pedestrians and all of us here in Baguio is to practice discipline, especially when we go to the streets,” Tanding added.
Tanding added despite the influx of tourists during long weekends and even during holiday season, BCPO have always been ready with its peace and security measures.
In certain times when there are a big volume of traffic experienced in the city, most of the 800 BCPO personnel are directed to help in the management of traffic particularly in the gridlock areas in the city.