The Tagbilaran City government has raised the monthly allowance of the Tagbilaran City Police Office personnel from P1,000 in 2016 to P1,500 this year amid citations for the TCPOâ€™s crime-busting efforts.
Tagbilaran Mayor Geesnell â€œBabaâ€ Yap ordered the allowance increase as recognition of the TCPOâ€™s efforts particularly in its anti-drug drive, said Laila Busano of the city media bureau in a Facebook post.
Based on data from the Bohol Provincial Police Office, Tagbilaran City is among performance leaders in terms of successful buy-bust operations and number of drug surenderees.
Last year, TCPO chief Supt. Nicomedes Olaivar was recognized as the â€œBest Commissioned Police Officer for Operationsâ€ in 2015.
Tagbilaran City crime solution efficiency in 2016 also hiked to 76 percent from 32 percent in 2015.
The same data also indicated that Tagbilaran City topped the list of shabu confiscated in 2016 with a drug haul worth P1, 827, 584.
According to Olaivar, the number of cases filed against drug personalities reached 200 while its drive against â€œakyat-bahayâ€ suspects has improved as well.
He said that they were able to identify 29 burglary suspects and 21 of them have already been arrested.
Meanwhile, Yap also allocated a fund for the training of policemen which will compose the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the city police.
Thirteen members of the TCPO are set to soon complete the SWAT course. (Allen Doydora)