PNP to deploy more police patrollers for school opening PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:09

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Alan Purisima on Monday said that police officers will be deployed in schools nationwide to ensure peace and order during the June 3 opening of classes.

“We will do this to ensure maximum police visibility and deter criminals from preying on our school children. Meron ng nakalatag na plano and we will be talking about it in one of our conferences this week at nakabalangkas na yung gagawin ng bawat tao. What is important dito sa plano natin is yung presence ng mga police personnel sa mga eskwelahan at places of convergence to include sa mga public schools, private schools and universities [What is important in our plan is the presence of police personnel in school and places of convergence which include public schools, private schools and universities],” he added.

Purisima assured that they will put police assistance desk and the presence of the police officers or called as “Beat Patrol” meaning that anything happens on their places will be the responsibility of the police officer.

“We would like the police officers to be in their area of responsibility while they are on duty. This is what we call beat patrol and they have to secure their area. The police officers will be held responsible for their area and to provide better service to the society,” the PNP chief said.

The PNP chief added that this order is already circulated to all police units nationwide.

He also said that having police officers in schools could also reduce incidents of bullying among school children aside from preventing rogue frat members from creating untoward incidents during school opening.