82 additional cops sent to Kabankalan for disaster response

82 police officers from Nocppo headquarters were sent to Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on Monday to augment the disaster response due to Super Typhoon Odette. (Photo courtesy of Nocppo)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) here sent 82 personnel to augment the police force of Kabankalan City.

The augmentation personnel were sent off in a ceremony held at Nocppo headquarters here yesterday.

Kabankalan City is one of the severely hit areas of Super Typhoon Odette in the southern part of the province.

Thirty-two policemen were tasked in Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) to ensure that no civil disturbance will happen while the relief operations are ongoing, while 50 others will assist in the security and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

Aside from these personnel, five patrol cars and one police truck were also sent to increase the logistical capability of the Kabankalan City Police Station.

Police Colonel Romy Palgue, Nocppo director, assured the Kabankalanons and all other affected areas that the provincial police force will do its best to ensure the safety of the people while the city is recovering from the devastation of the typhoon.