Police deployed in cemeteries PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 November 2012 14:27

Policemen from the City Police Office, different stations and Zamboanga City Public Safety Company will be deployed in cemeteries starting the first hour of tomorrow, November 1 up to November 2 to secure the people while paying respect to their departed loved ones.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. James Mejia disclosed that the police will strictly implement an executive order of Mayor Celso Lobregat banning liquor and alcoholic beverage, blade weapons and firearms in cemeteries.

Mejia said the police will likewise enforce other laws relevant to the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

Mejia and other police officials have earlier conferred and discussed a security plan and traffic rerouting in connection with the two-day affair celebration.
Police officers assigned in different offices will render duty in cemeteries to help barangay officials.

Mejia reminded the public to obey the executive order especially on the items prohibited inside cemeteries.

He said that policemen manning the entrances of cemeteries will inspect all those who are going in and they will confiscate all banned items like blade weapons, beverages and firearms.

Playing loud music is also prohibited in cemeteries.
Mejia appealed to the public to cooperate with the law enforcers in order to have peaceful and orderly celebration. – Dan Toribio Jr.