More law enforcement agencies will be added as members to the roster of the City Peace and Order Council, chaired by Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, to maximize and better integrate the anti-crime strategies of the city.
The Provincial Highway Patrol Group, Bureau of Fire Protection, the PNP Maritime Group, and the National Bureau of Investigation will now form part of the Council tasked to identify and approve expenditures related to peace and order initiatives.
The CPOC has approved P5 million for the purchase of body cameras, military drones, motorcycles, communication equipment and bullet proof vests, recently.
Present during the meeting on this initiative were City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah Talla, Joel Delmo, police chief, Supt. Jonathan Pineda, Councilor Alan Gel Cordova, City DILG Officer Farah Diba Gentuya, Marietta Jambora of Bantay Bayanihan, City Administrator Ricardo Gonzales Jr., Edward Uy, representing the business sector, and City Prosecutor Jose Arnel Zerna.*
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