Over 7000 Cops Were Deployed In Various Locations To Ensure School Safety
7000+ COPS – The local police office in the National Capital Region deployed 7000+ police officers to secure citizens during the opening of classes in June.
In a previous report, it was announced by the Department of Education that the beginning of classes for public elementary and high school will be on June 3.
To secure safety in the opening of classes, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Major General Guillermo Eleazar confirmed the deployment of 7000+ cops to several locations to watch over massive crowds.
Eleazar also revealed that 1,107 police officers will be sent to 533 private schools and 697 public schools across the city. He revealed this information through a text message to the Inquirer.
He also expressed his confidence with the set plans of police deployment in a brief statement:
“We are all set for it.” Referring to the opening of classes in June.
This years deployed officers exceeded last year’s number by more than half. 7030 police officers will be deployed this year, a lot more than last year’s 2000.
Eleazar also explained the reason behind the increased number of police officers deployed, he said:
“Mas magandang mas marami [It would be better if more (cops were deployed)] to make the day more secure even if we don’t have any monitored threats.”
This is according to an article from Inquirer.
2,074 police officers were tasked to be in-charge of 741 placed police assistance desks.
Meanwhile, 627 police officers will be sent as Tactical Motorized Rider Units, 103 officers for Explosives Ordnance Disposal and K9 teams, 48 officers in bus terminals, 464 officers in Metro Rail Transit and the Light Rail Transit stations and other transport terminals, and 2607 officers as route security marshals in convergence points.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.