MORE than 400 members of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO 7)’s Crisis Response Battalion (CRB) are set to vacate their temporary barracks at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) next month.

This as the Cebu City Government decided to reopen the CCSC to joggers beginning Monday, May 3, 2021.

Members of the CRB have made the CCSC their temporary home since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year as they were tapped to enforce minimum health protocols in the city.

With the scheduled reopening of the CCSC to the public next month, CRB members will be relocated to the city’s 11 police stations and will stay in gyms managed by the barangays.

Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said the city’s police station commanders will be tasked to manage members of the CRB that will be deployed in their jurisdiction.

“We have divided members of the CRB between the city’s 11 police stations so they can serve as augmentation personnel. They will be billeted in the barangays where they are assigned,” Parilla added.

Parilla said the CRB’s work in implementing strict health and safety protocols will continue.

They will also work closely with the Cebu City Government’s Task Force Kasaligan in enforcing Covid-19 policies.

The CRB was established early last year when Cebu City was placed under enhanced community quarantine. (AYB / JKV)