In the following month, Boracay will be seeing police officers on bicycles.
According to Sr. Insp. Joeffer Cabural, the Boracay Police will start using bikes on July 5, 2013.
This is if the 20 units of the said bicycles will be formally turned over to the Boracay Tourists Assistance Center (BTAC) from the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Cabural said, that this is just right, noting that they needed to wait for their service vehicles in order to respond to other calls.
And although they have two service vehicles, the narrow roads in some parts of the island are also being considered.
The move is a concept included in PNP’s “Patrol 2013” program.
Dubbed as “Bicycle Patrol,” the police will be using pedal bikes for a prompt response and visibility.
In line with this, 20 BTAC members have undergone a “bicycle training” held at Camp Delgado in Iloilo City two weeks ago.
This was the first batch of training for the new PNP program, which focuses primarily in Western Visayas, particularly the tourist destination, Boracay.
Meanwhile, Cabural confirmed receiving two more service vehicles, one from the Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) and another from a private company through the help of Mayor John Yap.