The Negros Oriental Philippine National Police Office will publish a list of tourist destinations in the towns and cities of the province in preparation for the training of tourist police personnel.
Police chiefs should coordinate with government officials in their areas to identify the tourist destinations that will be a basis for prioritizing those to be assigned tourist police.
Earlier, Sr. Supt. Samuel Yordan, regional PNP deputy director of Region 7, said that the PNP hierarchy in Camp Crame, Quezon City will begin training tourist police for Negros Oriental and Bohol next month.
Yordan was in Negros Oriental last week as guest of honor at the opening of the seven-day Back-to-Basics training for police personnel in Dauin town.
He said the PNP national headquarters, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, will train more tourist police to help efforts to bring more tourists to the country.
Dumaguete City is the first in Negros Oriental to have a tourist police unit.
Yordan said there shall be no vacuum when personnel are trained and assigned to tourist police units, as the PNP in Region 7 is ready to download more policemen, especially those holding the rank of Police Officer 1, to police stations in the provinces.*JFP
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