Peace Council approves public safety plan

THE City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) on Friday, December 13, passed a resolution approving the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (Pops) of the Zamboanga City Government for 2020-2022.

Prepared and presented by the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office under Engineer Rodrigo Sicat, the three-year plan has proposed funding requirements of P434,722,500 for peace and order, and P359,961,000 for public safety for a total of P797,683,500

Under the POPS, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said that a funding of P18.1426 million is needed for anti-drug operations, P36.8639 million for intensified information operations against prevalence of illegal drugs, P14 million for law enforcement operations to maintain zero kidnapping and zero bombing.

Salazar, who chairs the CPOCO, said the amount of P108.897 million is also programmed for operations to reduce the threat of index and non-index crimes like illegal gambling, smuggling, illegal logging and mining/quarry, illegal fishing and human trafficking.

She said that intensified counter-strike operations will also be launched in the amount of P29.772 million, and P13.92 million for intensified inspection and security on seaports and borders.

She said the Police Integrated Patrol System will also be intensified in the amount of P209.772 million to reduce and if not prevent shooting incidents, among others. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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