Espenido seeks BCPO logistical upgrade to bolster narco drive

first_imgBACOLOD City – In a bid to end thecity’s illegal drug woes, Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, deputy citydirector for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), has asked thecity government here to upgrade the capabilities of local police throughenhancement of facilities and procurement of equipment. According to Espenido, since his arrivalin Bacolod City, he noticed the BCPO has “several equipment woes,” noting alack of police vehicles and fuel.He also pointed out food supply shortages for police officers conductingoperations, along with a lacking incentive system for the ongoing campaignagainst illegal drugs.Espenido recalled his stint in Ozamis City, he asked the city government formotorcycles and the city immediately complied the following day and delivered10 motorcycles. Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido. RAPPLER Montoyo said that the council willinform Espenido about the help and support being extended by the city to thepolice. He said that this year, the city hasallocated a P8-million fund for the utilization of the BCPO. Montoyo cited BCPO’s annual allocationwhich is included in the annual budget of the city.center_img The city government even contracted agasoline station to provide fuel for police vehicles, he said. Aside from that, Montoyo said MayorEvelio Leonardia also increased the fund of CADAC from P1.5 million from last yearto P10 million for this year. For his part, Executive AssistantSammy Montoyo, City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) focal person, said that thecity has been very supportive to the police. He added that the council had alreadyrecommended to the city council to give incentives and commendations to policestations and personnel with commended accomplishments./PNlast_img

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