The police department in Cagayan de Oro City will be implementing strict security and safety measures at the newly-opened coastal bypass road as more and more people are visiting the area.
In an article from Sunstar Cagayan de Oro, Chief Inspector Mardy Hortillosa II, Spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO), said that stricter rules along the coastal road is deemed important especially that the place is becoming a rendezvous for lovers, friends, and, group of people conducting drag racing. He said that in order to achieve this, streetlights should immediately be installed to avoid criminality to transpire.
COCPO is yet to determine the critical points along the coastal road where security measures are most needed as it will still need the cooperation of the city government and barangay officials as well.
For the meantime, the office has deployed more personnel to conduct mobile patrols along the stretch of the area. Also, the office is now planning to put up outposts along the stretch of the road so that police officer can immediately respond to the occurrence of emergency nearby.
Meanwhile, the Officials of Barangay Gusa took the initiative to put a signage requesting the public to avoid staying on the coastal road from 10:00 PM until 4:00 AM.
The barangay also discouraged those who might want to linger for a few hours to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and to throw and leave their trash in the area.