No more Bu­la­bog just Kali­naw: DCPO

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THE Davao City Po­lice Of­fice (DCPO) re­named its reg­u­lar se­cu­rity oper­a­tions for­merly known as Oplan Bu­la­bog to Oplan Kali­naw, which is a com­pre­hen­sive ef­fort from counter ter­ror­ism and anti- crim­i­nal­ity oper­a­tions to com­mu­nity em­pow­er­ment for a friend­lier ap­proach.

“We’ve de­cided to evolve, from a purely counter ter­ror­ism and anti- crim­i­nal­ity oper­a­tions, we en­hanced it into a 4 in 1 oper­a­tions,” DCPO di­rec­tor Po­lice Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Alexan­der Tagum said yes­ter­day.

Dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, aside from the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and back­ground check and pro­fil­ing of tran­sient res­i­dents in ur­ban com­mu­ni­ties and man­hunt oper­a­tions of wanted per­sons or fugi­tives hid­ing in ur­ban com­mu­ni­ties, they also in­cluded com­mu­nity ser­vice for res­i­dents.

The se­cu­rity forces also stepped up com­mu­nity out­reach or free med­i­cal checkup and giv­ing of medicines with vi­ta­mins and com­mu­nity em­pow­er­ment through crime pre­ven­tion ed­u­ca­tion.

“We would [con­duct] our reg­u­lar weekly counter ter­ror­ism/ crim­i­nal oper­a­tions to be peo­ple friendly,” Tagum added.

Dur­ing their yes­ter­day’s con­duct of Oplan Kali­naw or the en­hanced Bu­la­bog, a com­bined joint area se­cu­rity, com­mu­nity ser­vice and pro­tec­tion op­er­a­tion plan, they ar­rested a to­tal of 15 wanted per­son­al­i­ties and pro­filed about 1,673 res­i­dents.

The op­er­a­tion, which tar­gets to clear out ur­ban com­mu­ni­ties of pos­si­ble pres­ence of crim­i­nals and ter­ror­ists, kicked off at around 6 a.m. on Tues­day, March 13, to­gether with joint se­cu­rity forces and

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