600 police officers to secure Capiz polls
by Jemin B. Guillermo
Roxas City (5 May) -- More than 600 policemen in Capiz will render election duties even before the May 10 national and local elections.
Capiz Police Provincial Director Josephus Angan revealed that a total of 656 police officers here will be dispatched in the various voting centers in the entire province to secure the election paraphernalia, including the board of election inspectors during the election day.
Angan said the election duty of the police officers will start during the deployment of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in the different polling precincts and will continue until the end of the canvassing.
He said that of the 656 police officers, 466 of whom are organic members of the Capiz Police Provincial Office while the remaining 190 men are augmentation force that is provided by the Police Regional Office in Western Visayas.
Angan pointed out that said police officers will be dispatched in the 462 voting centers in the province, 199 of said voting centers are in the first congressional district while the remaining 263 are located in the second district of the province.
Yesterday, the members of the Joint Security Coordinating Center (JSCC) held its final conference with for a smooth election undertaking.
Among those who attended said conference are the municipal and city election officers led by Provincial Election Supervisor lawyer Wil Arceņo, municipal and city chiefs of police led Provincial Director Angan, and Philippine Army's 47 Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer Col. Tyne Baņas, Commanding Officer. (PIA) [top]