BAGUIO CITY March 25 – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) recently conducted the required disinfection of their offices and the different stations as part of their contribution to the overall efforts of the government to prevent the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and ensure the health of the police personnel.
BCPO City Director Police Col. Allen Rae F. Co said that the disinfection of their offices and the stations will help in improving their working environment and lessen the exposure of the police personnel to illnesses, aside from COVID-19, that could compromise their health.
He added that aside from the conduct of the regular disinfection of their offices and the different stations, BCPO will be putting a disinfection tent to ensure people going in and out of the headquarters will be disinfected as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially that there are already two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city.
The police official expressed his gratitude for the cooperation of the police personnel in the conduct of the regular disinfection of their offices and stations as it is one of the recommended ways to prevent the spread of whatever illnesses that might compromise their health, apart from the COVID-19.
He further assured that the disinfection of their offices and stations will not simply be an activity of the BCPO during the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), but it will be one of their regular activities to ensure the cleanliness of their premises and especially protect the police personnel from being exposed to unnecessary elements that will compromise their health and negatively impact in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities.
According to him, it is also important for the police personnel to stay healthy at this time so that they will be able to effectively and efficiently implement the rules and regulations governing the Luzon-wide ECQ which is expected to end on April 15, 2020 as they could not afford to get sick when their services are badly needed by the government to enforce laws to the fullest.
The BCPO official asserted the police personnel at the checkpoints, conducting foot and mobile patrols around the city, and those working in the different offices and stations, are in high spirits because of the overwhelming support of the residents in the ongoing ECQ.
He reiterated the previous advise from higher authorities that people should stay at home if they have nothing important to do outside as confining themselves inside their homes and observing the required social distancing will definitely help in reducing the opportunity for the virus to immediately spread in the community.
The City Director also expressed his gratitude to concerned sectors and the city government for providing the police personnel with the needed assistance that serves as their motivation and inspires them to efficiently and effectively perform their assigned duties and responsibilities, especially in the maintenance of peace and order in the city amidst the ongoing enforcement of the Luzon-wide ECQ so as not to compromise their other mandates as law enforcers.
By Dexter A. See