The Police Regional Office 10 under the leadership of PCSUPT AGRIPINO G JAVIER, Regional Director revealed that guidelines were already established in accordance with “IMPLAN LIGTAS BALIK ESKWELA 2017” which will formally open on June 5, 2017.
PRO 10 in close coordination with DepEd and other national and local government agencies is all geared up in ensuring a secured and peaceful opening of classes on June 5. As expected, thousands of students will troop to schools which may be taken advantage by lawless elements to carry out their nefarious activities such as snatching, swindling, robbery as well as bullying and harassment.
PCSUPT JAVIER disclosed that maximum number of PNP personnel will be deployed in the different schools to establish Police Assistance Desk (PADs), provide public safety, police visibility and foot patrol along major routes leading to all learning institutions and within the immediate vicinity of the schools which are most likely to be the chosen target place of criminal elements.
Likewise, PRO 10 together with LGUs shall strictly implement the prohibition of overloading of public utility vehicles during the whole school year to ensure the safety of the students. The strict implementation of zoning ordinances prohibiting existence of computer shops, distractive games and recreation within the vicinity of schools.
PRO 10 reminded the students to be wary of strangers and to refrain from talking to them, avoid bringing large amount of money or using expensive phones while in the streets. Furthermore, the public especially the students were encouraged to report any incidents of bullying or other street crimes to policemen assigned at PADs or through social media facebook account – Camp Vicente Garcia Alagar or GMP Hotline 09153033072 or Dial 911.