DCPO: Police auxiliary members must adopt buddy system

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) directed the volunteer police auxiliary members to be extra vigilant following the assault on one of their own in downtown Toril.

Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan, the spokesperson of DCPO, said they should always adopt a buddy system in enforcing the city’s laws.

“So they must learn from it and be extra careful,” she said.

For now, Norberto Ferrera, 39, a police auxiliary assigned to the Toril Police Precinct, is already in stable condition at the Southern Philippines Medical Center.

The Toril police are still trying to determine the identity of the perpetrators.

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has currently 900 volunteer police auxiliary in the 12 police precincts of the city.

Ferrera was wounded when he was stabbed by two men whom he accosted in Barangay Daliao, Toril District late Saturday evening.

Chief Insp. Jerome de Guzman, the commander of Toril Police Precinct, said the members of the volunteer security force have a standing order to verify the identity of anybody roaming the streets at past 10 p.m.

“Perhaps, he forgot that he was not in uniform and that he was alone unarmed,” de Guzman said.

Based on the reports, the victim was driving his motorcycle on his way home in San Vicente, Daliao around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Upon reaching the junction of the road going to Vales Beach Resort and the barangay main road, the victims saw two unidentified men acting suspiciously and standing beside the road. He approached them but got attacked instead.

He was wounded in his right upper chest and right upper arm.


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