DAVAO CITY – A thousand combined forces of local police and augmentation forces are set to secure the Araw ng Dabaw 2015 festivities.

Police Superintendent Milgrace Driz, spokesperson of the Davao City Police Office, said the Araw ng Dabaw celebration will be secured by 120 personnel from the Davao City Police Office, 60 from the Regional Public Safety Battalion and 892 members of augmentation forces who are assigned in Barangays.

Driz discourage tourists and viewers of Araw events from bringing backpacks, gas canisters and sunglasses as these are prohibited.

Driz also said that all 150 Mobile Patrol Group vehicles will be dispatched to respond for any eventuality.

She said CCTV cameras of the Public Safety Command Center are also on the lookout and will alert police and security units should they observe unusual incidents and or threats.

Driz said they expect threat response time to be within 2-3 minutes, depending on the distance of the nearest response units.

“The response is like what we have done during the recent bomb drills wherein we were able to respond to a threat scenario within 3 minues,” she said.(davaotoday.com)

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