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Gov. Chatto pushes for more LTO-deputized traffic police.

By Minerva BC Newman

Tagbilaran City -- Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto directed the new PNP provincial director Sr. Supt. Angeles GeA~orga to organize a training program on traffic enforcement with the Land Transportation Office, and to deputize more cops to reduce road accidents and traffic violations province-wide.

Chatto pushed for more trained and deputized cops as he noted a significant increase in traffic-related violations and road accidents in Bohol that was also confirmed by the police and the LTO here.

The governor wants additional traffic police in Tagbilaran City and in the 47 towns of Bohol. He asked the new LTO-7 regional director Victor Emmanuel Caindec to put the system in place during last week's roll-out launch of the new five-year drivers license in Bohol.

According to acting provincial administrator John Mitchel Boiser, Bohol has only 80 deputized traffic cops based on the LTO list. The PNP-provincial director had already discussed the matter with the LTO-7 regional director. The training design is underway for the additional batch of traffic police, Boiser added.

Boiser said a police officer cannot be deputized by the LTO unless he or she has undergone proper training which will be jointly designed by the LTO and PNP. "We hope for 80 more cops to be deputized after the training. The governor already assured us of the funding."

According to Gov. Chatto while its essence is to reduce road accidents the LTO-deputized cops can also help to properly screen the driver's license applicants.


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Date:Jan 30, 2018
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