6,000 cops to render election duty

THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula is deploying 6,004 policemen to ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the May 13, 2019 mid-term election in the region.

Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis Licup, PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula director, said the 6,004 policemen will be deployed alongside the soldiers tasked to render election security duty.

Licup said that 4,973 of the 6,004 personnel will come from the different provinces and cities and the remaining 1,031 are from the PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula headquarters.

He said they will be deployed to the different polling centers across the region 10 days before the May 13 mid-term polls.

Licup said that are some 2,264,157 registered voters in 1,882 voting centers and 3,374 voting precincts all over the region.

He said the tasks of the police are for the security provisions for the storage, delivery and retrieval of vote-counting machines (VCMs) and accessories, ballots and other election paraphernalia.

Some of the police personnel are also tasked to secure all Comelec hubs and offices, conduct focused police operations such as conduct of aggressive campaigns against motorcycle-riding criminals, wanted persons, and gun-for-hire personalities to preempt election-related violence; intensification of checkpoint operations in all crime areas and intensification of police visibility patrols and other crime prevention measures. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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