THE City Council committee on public safety and order, chaired by Councilor Romeo Calizo, discussed the status of the procurement of K-9 by the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo).
Present during the meeting were representatives from the Cocpo, City Administrator’s Office, City Treasurer’s Office, City Accounting Office, City Budget Office and the City Veterinary Office.
Citing that the procurement of K9 dogs is the brainchild of the city mayor himself, Calizo challenged Cocpo to present a complete package proposal including the space or area designated for the training of the dogs, mobile vehicle and all other aspects necessary for the K-9 institutionalization.
“This is a challenge to Cocpo, let us help one another to meet the standard of our city mayor,” urged Calizo.
He stressed that the procurement process should be handled by a police staff officer who knows the technical aspect and capabilities of the project.
Meanwhile, a representative from the City Vet Office volunteered to assist and partner with the Cocpo not only in the training but also on the health-related concerns of the dogs. (sp)