Potential criminals and erring motorists in Boracay Island should think twice.
At least 18 closed circuit television (CCTV) were installed and activated by the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) to maximize the police anti-criminality program.
BTAC chief Senior Inspector Nilo Morallos said majority of the surveillance cameras were strategically located in the White beach and streets making the communities and citizens safer.
The police-operated CCTV cameras ensure the safety and security of tourists and residents and guarantee better traffic management.
Morallos also thanked the timely support of the municipal government of Malay in installing the initial 18 CCTVs.
The cameras will be working round the clock and are linked to BTAC and Boracay Action Center where its personnel will monitor and update the situation.
Morallos said the CCTVs also enhanced the police visibility in the island to deter criminal elements from preying visitors and tourists.
People exhibiting suspicious behavior could result in police being called into an area, deterring potential criminals. Criminals could be caught in the act on CCTV and immediately arrested.
Morallos said footages and recordings captured by CCTVs of crimes committed in the streets can be used by the police in the investigation.
Earlier, BTAC had beefed up security in the island by deploying around 50 more cops to conduct patrols for better law and order.
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL
Source : Boracay Informer