PNP to deploy some 78k police officers for Holy Week



Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., on Tuesday said that they will be deploying some 78,000 policemen across the country in order to ensure a safe travel for the motorists and commuters during the Lenten season.

Catholics observance Holy Week from April 2 to 9. Most Filipinos troop to the provinces during Holy Week.

According to Azurin, the operational guidelines for police regional and provincial offices has been issued. It is expected to roll for 60 days or the duration of “summer.”

It includes law enforcement and public safety plans.

“We are expecting a large number of travelers during this entire period, and we want to make sure that they will have a safe and enjoyable experience. We call on the public to cooperate with us and follow the rules and regulations set by the government to deter the occurrence of crime, prevent accidents and avoid unnecessary inconvenience,” he said in a statement.

Azurin ordered police units to assist the public and promptly address specific complaints through the establishment of Assistance Hubs (AHs) and Police Assistance Desks (PADs).

A total of 38,387 officers will be deployed for enhanced police presence through mobile and foot/beat patrol, while an additional 39,504 officers will be deployed for specific areas of convergence such as major thoroughfares, transportation hubs, terminals, commercial areas, and places of worship.

He added that the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will have the highest number of deployments, with a total of 9,585 police officers.



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