PNP strengthens security in Dagupan schools

DAGUPAN CITY, June 6 (PIA) — Police visibility and public assistance services kept the police force in the city busy during the opening of classes on Monday.

P/Major Joseph Rizaldy Dalope of the Police Community Relations Office said the start of school year 2012-2013 was generally peaceful and no untoward incidents were listed during the class opening.

Cops have beefed up security, particularly at the Dagupan City National High School, after a 14 -year old student was found dead with 17 stab wounds inside the campus Friday, June 1.

Dalope said authorities have arrested the 18 year old suspect and was filed with murder charges the day after. The suspect pointed to three other persons who committed the crime. The other suspects remain at large and are being hunted by authorities.

A police assistance desk was installed inside the campus manned by a police on duty to add up to the security guards of the school.

“We advise the security guards of every school or establishment not just to man the gates but also conduct roving patrols inside their respective campuses,” Dalope said during the Pantongtongan Tayo radio program of the Philippine Information Agency on Thursday.

Schools should also strictly implement the wearing of identification cards by students and even adults and outsiders who enter school premises, Dalope said adding the proposal of installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in strategic points.

A police community precinct, which was inaugurated recently, is just a stone’s throw away from the populated school and seven other learning institutions in the area. (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

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