Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) set in motion the deployment of a total of 843 of its personnel in time of the annual celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2, 2014, resprectively, provincial director Col. Dennis Palo Agustin said. Col. Agustin, who reported this during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) during its monthly meeting on Friday at Governnor?s mansion presided over by Gov. Edgar Chatto, said the deployment is to ensure the celebration orderly and safety.
A total of 578 personnel are assigned in the cemeteries provincwide and 179 road safety marshalls in highways, Agustin said. Some 28 of them are in bus terminals; seaports — 22; airport — 6; tourist destinations — 54; and malls — 16.
Meanwhile, crime volume during the month of September if compared during August 2014has been reduced, Agustin?s report bared. A total of 653 during September was documented as against 712 during August 2014 with 241 and 295 index crimes during September and August, respectively. A slight decrease of five non-index crimes with 412 during September and 417 during August 2014.
Of the (crime) pie, theft got the lion?s share with a total of 163 and 155 in August and September or 155.38%, Agustin?s report said. Came in next is the physical injury with 129 and 147 in August and September or 147.30%; and robbery — 76 and 74 for Sugsut and Septmebr, or 74%. Murder had 8 in August and nine in Sept; homicide — 8 in both months; carnap — 17 and 8 in Aug. and Sept.; and rape 11 ans 10 during Aug. and Sep. The police said that 71 cases have been filed in court as a result of 38 operations and 36 persons arrested with a total of 15.44 grams of illegal substances hauled in illegal drugs campaign.
On illegal fishing, nine (9) cases were filed against 34 suspects as a result of ten (10) operations while a total of 29 persons are arrested in wanted persons operations, police said. The police hauled a total of 28 illegal possession of firearms (15 and 13 in August and September) There was negative mark in illegal logging, it said.