PRO-6 readies for opening of face-to-face classes

By Edith B. Colmo

THE security preparations for the opening of the face-to-face classes on Monday, August 22, are already set.

Police Regional Office-6 director Brigadier General Leo Francisco said that all unit commanders were given order to ensure the safe and orderly opening of classes in Western Visayas.

“I already gave instruction to all unit commanders to ensure that everyone is safe and the resumption of face-to face classes is peaceful,” he said in a statement Thursday, August 18.

Law enforcement operations will be intensified to prevent the occurrence of crime and to prevent lawless elements launch their evil plans,” he added. PRO-6 will maximize the deployment of its personnel in identified strategic areas such as terminals, transportation hubs, vicinities of the schools and main thoroughfares, he also said.

“There will be established police assistance desks, mobile, foot and detective patrollers in these areas,” Francisco added.

Close coordination with the school authorities and local government units (LGU) will be also made.

Traffic enforcement units of local government units will be tapped to help the police in manning the traffic to ensure the smooth movement and flow of vehicles, he said.

Moreover, the barangay officials, tanods and other force multipliers will also be utilized to assist the police in the maintenance of peace and order, and to ensure public safety in their respective barangays, he said.

“They are our active partners and surely we can accomplish more as we collaborate our efforts with them.

Rest assured that your police in the region are being proactive and committed to do its best to ensure that the opening of classes is orderly and peaceful,” said Francisco.*