The three (3) new police stations in Davao City are ready to operate October with a total of 175 police personnel to implement law and order and serve Dabawenyos.
These are Police Stations 13 (Mandug), 16 (Ecoland), and 18 (Baliok) which are part of the expansion of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and the deployment of more cops in consideration of its growing population and economic progress.
“We are just waiting for the deployment of a total of 175 police personnel from the Regional Office and they will be deployed to their posts next month,” said P/Colonel Kirby John Kraft, the Director of the DCPO.
Kraft said that Police Stations 14 (Ecoland) and 18 (Baliok) have located only temporary sites until their building will be constructed. PS 14 Ecoland is located on the ground floor of the Traffic Enforcement Unit Building while PS 18 Baliok is located beside the Barangay Hall.
These are just three out of eight (8) new additional police stations created by the DCPO to strengthen its mission to safeguard Dabawenyos from all forms of criminality. The other five (5) new police stations to be constructed are PS 13 Bajada, PS 14 Torres, PS 16 Ma-a, PS 19 Catigan in Toril District, and PS 20 Los Amigos, Tugbok District.
The creation of more police stations will make DCPO more accessible to Dabawenyos, said Kraft.
“Yung serbisyo natin, dapat mapalapit sa tao kasi sa sobrang laki ng ating ibang mga (Our service should be closer to the people because we have big police stations). There is a tendency that they cannot keep track of other areas, thus the need to have more police stations,” Kraft said. CIO