A total of 11 patrol vehicles were turned over Monday to the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) and 10 municipal police stations as part of the police’s bid to boost visibility and mobility across the region.
The single cab Toyota Hilux units were allotted to the BPPO and police stations in Antequera, Bilar, Jagna, Lila, Mabini, Panglao, Pilar, Sikatuna, Tagbilaran City and Carlos P. Garcia.
The official turnover ceremony was joined by BPPO director Sr. Supt. Angeles Geñorga and the police chiefs of the said towns at the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 in Cebu City.
Authorities from the PRO 7 said that the 11 patrol vehicles were among 31 pickup trucks allotted for the Central Visayas police.
According to Geñorga, the police vehicles are set to be delivered to the recipient localities within the week.
The new patrol cars will help police boost security and campaign against criminality in the province, said Geñorga.
For his part, PRO 7 director Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, during his Bohol visit last week, said that 135 Mahindra patrol vehicles were also delivered to the Central Visayas police.
Twenty-five of these however were no longer useable due to damages,
Sinas did not elaborate how many of the 135 Mahindra units were allotted for Bohol. (R. Tutas)