THE National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday said that even while its personnel are still on election duty, they are now preparing to secure the public for the opening of classes next month.
NCRPO chief Director Joel Pagdilao said that as the opening of school year 2016-2017 approaches, their officers are now tasked with the mission of securing students with “Oplan Balik Eskwela.”
Pagdilao said that the NCRPO has provided 25 police personnel in various schools in Metro Manila in support of “Brigada Eskwela” to assist school personnel in repairing, rehabilitating and improving school buildings and facilities.
The NCRPO chief also directed all district directors, chiefs of police and station commanders to strengthen police visibility and closely monitor their areas.
“As classes starts this June 13, let us focus on providing security to all returning students and protect them against street level criminal elements,” Pagdilao said.
The police was also tasked to assist the Department of Trade and Industry in monitoring possible overpricing of school supplies and other commodities.
Pagdilao said that the NCRPO will also provide assistance to the Metro Manila Development Authority in regulating traffic especially in school zones.
“We should not be complacent with our successes. We will continue to ensure the safety of the public and carry on with our mission to secure the people against criminal elements,” he added.
The NCRPO chief also encouraged the students, parents and academic workers to be always alert, cautious and vigilant against suspicious persons and situations that they may notice in their area.
Pagdilao urged the public to immediately report to the police any security threat.
“We will involve our teachers in our campaign to protect the welfare of our children. We will make sure that they have a safe environment when they return to their schools,” he vowed.