By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito urged the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to promote more police visibility throughout the city, where petty crimes are reportedly escalating.
“They should be on the streets and visible, rather than staying in their office,” he stressed, adding policemen should be proactive, instead of reactive.
A local call center employee recently questioned the lack of police officers patrolling the streets in a post on Facebook. They also noted robbery incidents have been running “rampant.”
Additionally, a robbery incident was recorded along Rizal Street, two blocks away from a police station.
The city councilor also pinpointed specific areas to focus on, including Lacson Street, the East area, and Shopping.
Beyond crimes such as theft and robbery, Distrito also wants to see more emphasis on combating vandalism, public smoking, and minors violating the nightly curfew./WDJ