1.7K cops to secure opening of classes in QC

MANILA The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) is all set to secure the opening of classes on June 3.

In a statement Wednesday, Brig. Gen. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., QCPD director, said 1,734 uniformed and plainclothes policemen will be deployed to do usual patrol duties, especially in identified crime-prone areas to prevent criminals from doing their evil intents.

He added that Police Assistance Desks or PADs will again be established near the schools and in other strategic areas to respond quickly to any crime, and to extend immediate police assistance when needed.

"There will be 1,710 personnel from the city's Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), barangay officials and other force multipliers to help maintain peace and order and help ease traffic congestion," said Esquivel.

For the past days, the QCPD has been coordinating and working with school officials, the Quezon City Peace and Order Council and other concerned agencies to map out security and safety.

Among the concerns that were brought up and needed attention include visible traffic signage and markings, hiring of school security guards, ensure proper markings of school bus/transport vehicles, and provision of adequate lighting facilities.

Aside from security coverage, the QCPD also joined the Brigada Eskwela 2019 which started last May 20 along with parents and school teachers in cleaning the classrooms and surroundings in preparation for the upcoming school opening.

Esquivel said in case of emergencies or any suspicious activities, the public may report to the nearest police desks or by using the PNP hotlines such as Isumbong mo kay Oca: 0917-847-5757, I-send mo sa Team NCRPO: Globe 0915-888-8181, Smart 099-990-18181 and QCPD DD'S Tipline: 0917-861-1870. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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