By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
In response to incidents in Metro Manila last week, where cops were either found drinking or sleeping inside the police stations, in addition to last March, when six Police Station 10 (PS10) cops were caught sleeping on the job, PRO-6 spokesperson, Police Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, said there is no reason for cops to be asleep on the job.
He pointed out, “Maximum shifts are only eight to 12 hours,” adding police officers need to “double their efforts” considering the wage increases they were recently granted by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Gorero suggested officers get proper rest while at home.
Earlier, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) chief, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, said police stations throughout the city would be regularly checked to ensure personnel are working.
He stated officers are required to follow their beat patrol, which is monitored by the BCPO auditing team.
If an assigned police officer is not at their designated area, the auditing team reports the case to the station commander, who is then required to provide an explanation.
The BCPO has since slapped 50-day suspensions last month on the six aforementioned PS10 officers, although they have filed motions for reconsideration for their respective cases./DGB, WDJ