The same was composed of eighty-six (86) barangays from Butuan City as pioneering barangays duly represented by their Punong Barangay, Committee Chair on Peace and Order, Chief Tanod and SK Chairman or Civil Society Organization (CSO) Representatives. All in all, a total of Three Hundred Eighty-Three (383) participants are actively present.
Due to the continued incidence of criminality as induced/influenced by illegal drugs and the rampant transactions of the same, and act of terrorism as in the case of the “Marawi Siege” propelled the drive of the current administration to strengthen the bond between the Barangay and the Philippine National Police through the program, “Barangay at Pulisya Laban sa Krimen (BPLK)” purposely to mobilized barangay tanods as force multipliers to combat criminalities and promote peace and order in communities.
Furthermore, the activity gained its objective to provide the participants with the necessary information for the creation of a community-based approach in preventing crimes and the formation of Neighborhood Watch as the topics about Understanding Criminality, Crime Prevention, Role of the Police and the Community in Crime Prevention, Barangay at Pulisya Laban sa Krimen (BPLK) Program and Action Planning for the Implementation of the BPLK Program were comprehensively discussed by PSI Ferdinand C Dagondong, Deputy Chief of RIU 13 and PO2 Julius Avila.
DILG XIII Regional Director Lilibeth A. FAmacion, CESO III and Participants