Police launches ‘Dial B’

PCol. Noel Aliño distributing the cellular phones* BCPO photo

A total of 61 barangay chief tanods in Bacolod City received cellular phones from the Bacolod City Police Office as it launched its “Dial B” program at the BCPO grounds in Brgy. Taculing, Tuesday, May 30.

BCPO, in a press release, said it launched “Dial B” to establish an emergency hotline where the community watchmen can directly call PCol. Noel Aliño, Bacolod police acting director, to ensure “timely conveyance of situation reports, updates, and requests for police assistance through SMS and calls 24/7”.

It said that chief tanods are the “watchmen” in the barangay and they are often in the frontlines during incidents, public disorders, and disasters, together with the police, adding that they play a vital role in keeping the community safe and secure.

The event included a meeting with the chief tanods and distribution of cellular phones and registered SIM cards intended for the program.

“DIAL-B is expected to facilitate immediate police response to calls for service and deter crimes in Bacolod City by strengthening the partnership between the police and Barangay Officials,” the press release said.

The distribution was led by Aliño together with various BCPO officials.*

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