Ifugao seeks additional police for municipalities
by Vency D. Bulayungan
Lagawe, Ifugao (24 October) -- The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) is seeking for additional police to be deployed in some municipalities here.
Miguel Dimalnat Sr., a consultant of the municipal government here, voiced out the predicament of municipality regarding the present police force here. "As the capital town of the province, we need additional policemen to maintain peace and order here," he said.
Dimalnat pointed out that the 23 policemen deployed here is not enough for the needs of the commercial center of the province. They are operating on two shifts he added.
Police Provincial Director PSSupt. Joseph Adnol said that the number of deployed policemen which is 21 personnel per municipality is a policy directive of the PNP.
The urbanized municipalities of the province have more policemen than the 21 in other towns. Banaue which is a tourist spot has the highest number with 24, Lagawe and Kiangan have 23 each while Lamut, which is the gateway to the province, has 22.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Office and the 11 municipal stations are working for the activation of Municipal Anti-Drugs council, establishment of People's Law Enforcement Board, strengthening of barangay information network and re-activation of police environment desk
"We are trying our best to reach out to the community in order to improve a good working relationship with the people we serve since they play a major role in the attainment of our objective of having a peaceful environment," Adnol said. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]