BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Barely a week before the start of the campaign period for local candidates on March 29, the Police Regional Office 6 ordered the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and Bacolod City Police Office to maximize the conduct of checkpoints, and application of search warrants for owners of loose firearms, as a deterrent to crimes.
This was after Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, PRO6 deputy regional director for Operations, revealed yesterday that NOPPO and BCPO have lower accomplishments in the conduct of checkpoints, compared to other provincial and city police offices in the Western Visayas.
Guisihan, who met with police commanders at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City Saturday, said NOPPO and BCPO accomplished only 30 percent of the targeted number of checkpoints, as required by the regional police office.