The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) will be deploying maximum police officers in public places in the coming days as part of security measures with the start of the “Ber” months.
PRO-6 spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Arnel Solis said more police officers will be seen in all streets across Western Visayas (WV) especially in establishments dealing with money as “Ber” months started, adding that for the last four months of the year, crime rate is expected to rise especially during Christmas season.
Solis also said that they are conducting weekly assessment of Enhanced Managing Police Operations, wherein they are reviewing and analyzing the commission of eight focus crimes of lower units.
“We are conducting a weekly review. We are checking, analyzing and determining the gaps in order to give a possible solution. This will also strengthen our security measures because we expect that the lawless elements will strike,” he said.
Solis said they are gearing for maximum deployment of patrollers in crowded and crime-prone areas.
“We are deploying personnel during peak hours to include opening and closing of business establishments. We will also intensify our operations against loose firearms and wanted persons in order to neutralize their movements,” he added.
The PRO-6 will also closely coordinate with local government units, barangay officials and advocacy support groups such as barangay-based force multipliers and other anti-crime organizations.
“Also part of our preparation is the conduct of dialogue and coordination meetings with the community. Inspection will also be done to all police stations to know the readiness of the personnel,” added the PRO-6 spokesperson. (Ruby Silubrico)/WDJ