Regional police director Chief Supt. Felizardo Serapio said 142 policemen will be apportioned to all municipal police stations while 18 others will be on standby as members of the Crisis Disturbance Management Group.
Serapio said 50 policemen are coming from the Regional Mobile Group (RMG-12) while 92 are new PNP recruits.
The police official also urged the people in Region-12 to help in maintaining peace and order in their respective communities.
He said the people could help ensure order during Election Day by reporting the presence of suspicious-looking individuals and questionable acts.
“No matter how many police troops are deployed in the area if the constituents will just ignore them, nothing will happen. So please help your police in order to achieve peace in our region during political exercises,” he said.