Police ready security plan for All Saints Day PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:22

Four days before All Saints Day and All Souls Day, police have set up a security plan to ensure that the celebration will be peaceful and orderly in all cemeteries in the city.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin Deocampo and other officials of the different police stations and PNP units have met in a series of meetings beginning early this week to discuss the details of the security plan that will be implemented during the two-day celebration.

Deocampo disclosed that he will utilize all police personnel for deployment in the different cemeteries, both private and public, to ensure that everything will be smooth and in order.

Aside from personnel from the City Police Office, troopers from the Zamboanga City Public Safety Management Company under Supt. Diomarie Albarico and soldiers from the Task Force Zamboanga under Col. Santiago Baluyot will take part in the implementation of the security plan.

Policemen from the different stations will also be deployed in the cemeteries under their areas of responsibility.

The City Police Director said they will strictly implement the laws especially on the carrying of deadly weapons and the ban on bringing liquor and other alcoholic beverages inside cemeteries.

Violators will be arrested and deadly weapons and liquor will be confiscated.

Deocampo said policemen with team leaders will coordinate with barangay officials.

With the peaceful and orderly celebration of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival and Barangay Elections, Deocampo is optimistic that they will maintain the situation until November 1 and 2.

He appealed to the public to cooperate and understand any temporary inconvenience that may take place as a result of security measures.

Deocampo said there will be a temporary traffic re-routing along roads going to  cemeteries.

By Dan Toribio Jr.