By Leandria Pagunsan
DUMAGUETE CITY, January 23 (PIA) — Newly installed Officer-in-Charge /Provincial Director of Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, P/SSupt. Harris Fama acknowledge that he faces a big challenge as the new provincial director here with only four months away from the May 9, 2016 election.
He stands firm in his motto of unity and solidarity being the best and effective solution in addressing criminality with the support of community, media, and stakeholders.
In a recent Kapihan sa PIA, Fama disclosed that Negros Oriental is one of the six provinces included in the election watch list together with Masbate, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Pangasinan and Samar provinces.
The six identified provinces under said list was based on intelligence reports of violence in the conduct of previous elections in the area and a case of intense political rivalry with validated reports from Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and Comelec.
Rama also informed that one of his best practices in anti-criminality campaign is through text blast which he said is effective in disseminating information for the media and the community to establish direct contact with PNP.
This, he said, is a way to easily get support from people in solving crimes.
In February, two agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will arrive in Dumaguete City to conduct a two-day training for police investigators and intelligence officers to further enhance their capability in the field of investigation and intelligence operation.
With the gun ban taking effect now, PNP and Comelec will establish check points in various places in the province and city. (rmn/lpp/PIA7/Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA Website on January 23, 2016)