Isabela police ready to guard class opening
by MG Edale, Jr.
Ilagan, Isabela (June 2) -- With barely less than two weeks before the formal opening of classes in the country, the Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has directed its police stations to conduct foot and mobile patrol and public assistance center in schools to have a smooth flow of opening of classes on June 15, 2010.
Police Superintendent Roberto Bucad, IPPO Police Community Relations Service Section chief said that they have already alerted all police stations in the province to assist the Department of Education (DepEd) during the opening of classes in all levels.
Bucad said this police assistance is yearly conducted by the PNP to secure the opening of classes in the country.
In Cordon, Isabela, the chief of police in that town expressed readiness to guard the opening of classes on June 15, 2010 in his area of jurisdiction.
Police Senior Inspector Ceferino Calayan, Jr, said that they are now preparing a security plan to support the Department of Education (DepEd) during the opening of its classes.
He said they will be guarding most especially the high schools in the municipality and will be conducting mobile patrol in all elementary schools during the opening.
COP Calayan admitted that the police force in his area is very much limited to cater the security of its populace, he has laid out measures to keep the safety of the populace.
The police visibility in schools during opening will prevent chaos and other crime incidence like snatching, pick-pocketing and others.
Calayan is confident that there will be a crime-free and smooth opening of classes on June 15, 2010 with the cooperation of the barangay leaders. (PIA Isabela) [top]