SAN FERNANDO CITY – The Police Regional Office here has conducted an inspection and accounting of personnel as part of its preparations to put the police here on the road to honest, orderly and peaceful elections (HOPE) 2010.
The overall state of preparedness of the police personnel was conducted by Police Chief Supt. Constante D. Azares Jr., Police Regional Office 1 director during a rank inspection held on April 24 at the PRO1 parade ground here.
“We are doing this to prepare ourselves as we trudge the road to HOPE 2010. Our cooperation and operational readiness are needed to achieve our objective of upholding the May 10 national and local elections,” Azares emphasized even as he urged his men to familiarize themselves with existing operational guidelines and to stick to Commission on Elections rules.
Azares reminded his men not to forget their responsibilities and not to engage in any partisan politics.
“Suportahan na lang ninyo ang sarili ninyo and don’t commit to anyone,” he added.
The director commended his men, pointing out that not one police personnel was recorded to have violated the Comelec gun ban since the start of the election period.
Azares announced that similar operational preparation activities will be conducted regularly “to guarantee that PRO1 is ready for deployment to the road of HOPE 2010.” #