THE Cagayan de Oro City Government and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have joined together for the construction of a P15 million office for the city’s police force in Barangay 40.

Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, chair of the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, said the City Government has allotted P5 million for the proposed project while the PNP provided P10 million.

During a meeting with police officials last week, Nacaya said he will order the immediate construction of the new office, to be located near the City Health Office.

“The old Cocpo (Cagayan de Oro City Police Office) building in Carmen will no longer be fixed,” Nacaya said. He said the building will have state-of-the-art facilities such as computers, fax machines and other equipment needed by police.

Nacaya said the new Cocpo building will also have prison cells but would be much wider to accommodate more convicts with separate quarters for minors and female and male convicts.

“It is high time that these officials will be given a decent office and station to boost their morale and improve their service to every Kagay-anon,” Nacaya said.

Cocpo Chief Benedicto Lopez said the fund from the PNP will be released as soon as the title of ownership will be transferred and named after Cocpo.

Photo above shows the perspective of the building which can be seen at the Maharlika Headquarters in Carmen. I don’t know if there are changes in the design. The proposed area is near the vicinity of Hall of Justice and new City Tennis Courts. The previous site was still in Carmen. See my post last ?November 18, 2009.

with article by Nicole J. Managbanag of SSC

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