By: Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – The municipal government of Murcia in Negros Occidental unveiled its new three-storey police station on Friday.
The inauguration rites was led by Mayor Andrew Montelibano, and Police Brigadier General Jesus Cambay Jr., deputy regional director for administration of Police Regional Office (PRO)-6, and witnessed by Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo), and other officials.
Police Major Roberto Indiape Jr., Murcia police chief, said the building project was funded by the PNP national headquarters.
The construction of the building started in June 2018 and was completed in February this year. Its groundbreaking was held in July 2018.
The town police temporarily occupied a room near the municipal hall before the completion of the new police station.
The new station sits on a 550-square meter lot donated by the local government unit, some 100 meters away from the municipal hall.
Indiape said 400 square meters was utilized for the building while the remaining lot will be used for the parking space and impounding area.
He said they will start to occupy the building as soon as the office supplies and other equipment are in place.
Indiape said the existing police station will be renovated and be used as an office of the municipal government.
Indiape, meanwhile, expressed gratitude to the PNP, and the government for the realization of the project.