Barot assures… Cops not sleeping on “shared information”

THANKFUL of the huge bulk of positive information from communities about criminals roaming the province,
Bohol police chief PSSupt. Constantino Barot indulges people to be more patient as the police would surely act on them.

We are assuring the people that we are not sleeping on the information they provided, said Camp Dagohoy-
based superintendent Barot, who hinted that the latest scores the law enforcement agents are getting came
from community sources.

The past few weeks saw police officers conducting lightning raids resulting in almost daily turn-over of
suspects, most of the engaged in alarming criminal activities.

Over and above these raids, police intensified its Police Integrated Patrol System which puts up mini-
lockdowns all over Bohol roads at different times of day netting countess illegal vehicles and motorcycles,
erring drivers and criminal personalities resulting in decrease of crime volumes.

At our weekly monitoring since the PIPS started, we have noted a huge decrease in criminalities, PSupt.
Arcadio Jamora averred at the recent Kapihan sa PIA aired over DyTR.

Another officer, PSInsp. Ramoncillo Sawan said that the focus areas for monitoring of street crimes, crimes
perpetrated by motorcycle riding criminals and fire-arms control show a down trend.

Over this, PSSupt. Barot urged the people to understand that it is their intention to hassle citizens but to
assure their safety and allow an environment of peace and development here.

At checkpoints, our men manning their posts know what to do and in fact they have a hold of intelligence data
which helps them keep watch for criminal elements roaming Bohol streets, Barot added.

These checkpoints intelligence data based and are sustained by the massive information shared by intelligence
assets in the barangays.

Faced with a dire need for more police presence, Bohol has pushed for the Barangay Peace-keeping Action
Teams (BPAT) which the cops established as force multipliers and has fed the enforcers’ massive intelligence
data base.

These intelligence reports are being analyzed and these have sustained our operations, many of which proved
positive, Barot admitted.

For criminals who simply evade the checkpoints, authorities have asked people to report them.

We can not be in all places at all times, and here we would like to ask people to keep the information coming,
Barot said. (racPIABohol)

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