BCPO considered for 960 new recruits
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, recently said he would prioritize the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) with regard to new police officers and equipment assignments.
Bulalacao said around 960 new recruits would be assigned to the BCPO once their processing and trainings are over.
“It is just right that we have to assign more personnel here in Bacolod because it is a city,” Bulalacao said.
He added, the new recruits should take their oaths as police officers around the third quarter of 2018.
The new officers would greatly boost the current number of BCPO personnel, which is currently at 620.
Aside from personnel, Bulalacao said he would also prioritize more patrol vehicles, noting, BCPO was supposed to receive 10 new patrol vehicles prior to the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections last month. However, the BCPO only received five vehicles, while the remaining five were reassigned to various units in Panay.
New radio sets are also being considered.
Earlier this year, BCPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, said the city police force currently needs x-ray scanners for the Bredco and Banago ports.
In addition, other equipment needed by the BCPO include a K-9 unit, body armor, and body cameras, which would be used for anti-illegal drugs operations./DGB, WDJ