‘Tourist police’ mulled
BY MARICAR ARANAS
Negros Oriental Police Provincial Director, Senior Supt. Augusto Marquez, yesterday disclosed plans to train policemen to secure tourism destinations in the province.
Marquez said the 50 new police officers to be deployed by the PNP Regional Command to the province will compose the tourist police team. The region will detail the policemen following complaints of Negros Oriental police stations of lack of personnel.
Areas threatened by the presence of Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and crime-prone ones will be given priority for police deployment, but Marquez assured that all police stations will get additional forces.