Cagayan PPO beefs up for Oplan Balik Eskwela
by Thelma C. Bicarme
Tuguegarao City (June 18) -- The Cagayan Police Provincial Office (CPPO) here said that some police officers would be deployed in all schools of the province beginning June 1 as part of the "Oplan Balik Eskwela".
PSupt. Marietta M. Dupaya, Police Community Relations Officer of CPPO said they will deploy two uniformed and plainclothed policemen in every school in the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels and they will also heighten police visibility to prevent crime activities that victimize students as well as parents.
"The policemen will be on full alert to ensure the safety of the students, parents and teachers", she said.
Dupaya added that they will also coordinate with their force multipliers such as the barangay tanods, security guards, non-government organizations and volunteers to ensure that criminal elements will be prevented from perpetrating crimes.
"We will closely coordinate with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for effective law enforcement and for the implementation of anti-crime campaigns in the schools", Dupaya assured.
The police officer likewise said that they will encourage every school to organize the Student Crime Prevention Councils (SCPC) which will serve as eyes and ears of the police authorities in the enforcement of laws.
"As soon as classes start, we will also be starting our advocacy, information and education campaigns on child's rights, anti-drug abuse, juvenile delinquency and other campaigns that will prevent every child from becoming victims by lawless elements", the police officer also said.
Dupaya urged the students, parents, teachers and the community to report to the police authorities any untoward activity in the school premises. "They may also call our hotlines which will be posted in visible areas", she added. (PIA 2) [top]