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CPOC tackles intensified security efforts

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The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco on Wednesday discussed the need to further intensify security efforts to thwart any and all threats from lawless elements, even as it commended current endeavors of security forces.

Mayor Climaco said security forces to include the police, military and other law enforcement agencies have done a great job of ensuring the safety and security of the city and the residents with zero kidnapping and zero bombing and reduced crime rate in 2017. The other day, joint operatives from the police and military captured a suspected bomb maker and thwarted what could have been another violent incident in the city.

Based on the reports City Police Director PSSupt. Neri Ignacio and Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col. Leonel Nicolas, the authorities have not monitored any particular group that have direct impact in the city’s security.

Through a resolution, authored by Col. Nicolas, the police and the TFZ will augment security forces at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) considering that the port is a very crucial entry point to Zamboanga City.

The CPOC members believe that stronger collaboration between and among all law enforcement agencies is very vital in deterring lawlessness.

The CPOC also tackled the 2017 accomplishments and 2018 plans of the Zamboanga City Police Office, TFZ, Bureau of Jail Management, Bureau of Fire Protection, PPA, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines-Zamboanga, Philippine Coast Guard and other agencies.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) under Dr. Elmeir Apolinario is also set to conduct a road safety summit in March to address issues related to the increase in road accidents in the city and the region.

On the other hand, City Prosecutor Ricardo Cabaron said the campaign against illegal drugs should continue unabated given that the crime incidents in the city are mostly drug-related. (Sheila Covarrubias)

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:57