21 police commissioned officers deployed in Sultan Kudarat
by Andrew Hornales
Koronadal City (9 October) -- Twenty-one (21) police commissioned officers were deployed by the local police office here recently to help keep the province away from untoward atrocities.
Philippine National Police Provincial Director PS/Supt. Benhur S. Mongao, during the Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Meeting, introduced the newly police officers with ranks of police inspectors to be assigned in the different local police stations as additional peace-keeping forces to ensure the peace and order situation in all viewpoints of the province.
To date, the PNP has recorded a ratio of 1:1,194 which constitutes 624uniformed men serving the province's 2009 projected population of 688,954.
The additional members of police, according to the PNP, would be needed to augment the police forces and to further intensify the monitoring, surveillance and operations against criminalities.
From the month of April to September this year, Operation Officer P/Supt. Romulo Estocapio also disclosed during the PPOC meeting that the PNP has confiscated thirteen (13) loose firearms and filed nine (9) cases for illegal drug users, six (6) cases for carnapping, four (4) cases for illegal gambling and three (3) for illegal logging.
As part of the provincial government's commitment to secure peace and order, Governor Teng Mangudadatu expressed optimism that the deployment of police inspectors would be of great help in the pursuit of curbing any form of criminalities as well as incidents related to the forthcoming 2010 national elections. (PPDO-Sultan Kudarat/PIA 12) [top]