LGU, ZCPO inspect detention cells Print
Saturday, 21 April 2018 17:14

By RG Antonet Go

The City Government of Zamboanga and the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO)  held a joint inspection of detention cells in police stations last Wednesday.

The group visited detention cells at the police stations in Tetuan, Sta Maria, Ayala, Sinunuc and Labuan.

Inspection will likewise be conducted in detention cells in other police stations of the city.

Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, City Planning and Development Officer, said in an interview that the assessment was focused on how to improve the detention facilities of these police stations.

The City Engineers Office, meanwhile, was tasked to prepare the plans and specifications for the expansion of some of these police stations.

The joint inspection was conducted following the escape of 16 detainees at the Tetuan Police Station last April 10.

It will be recalled that prior to the escape, the detention cell was holding 60 detainees.

The cell was constructed to hold from 15 to 20 persons only.  (RGAAGo)