More police investigators needed in Bacolod, NegOcc

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) here need more case investigators to be assigned in police stations.

Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, Nocppo director, said yesterday, that a minimum of four investigators is ideal for a city police station.

Although Nocppo has 2 to 3 investigators in each police station in the province, Baleros said they still need additional investigators to focus on significant cases and to replace those who will undergo schooling.

Baleros said the Provincial Investigation and Detection Management Branch usually augments station investigators in handling significant cases.

Recently, two batches of policemen finished the criminal investigation course.

But Baleros said that deployments of more investigators in some areas depend on the volume of cases they handle, adding that there are places which have minimal number of cases.

He said his goal is to make all policemen capable of doing the investigation procedure.

“The 1,900 policemen in Negros should be investigators,” he said.

Meanwhile, Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, public information officer of BCPO, said the police stations here should also have at least four investigators to hasten the investigation process.

At present, all 10 police stations here have two investigators each.