The Pasay City Police has assured a more efficient response against crime after receiving three new patrol vehicles from the city government.
Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano turned over on Monday the new police cars to Police City Police chief Col. Cesar Paday-os in a bid to improve police visibility and deter crime in the city.
Paday-os said that the new vehicles would boost the capability of the local police force in its drive against criminality.
He added that the move is in line with the Intensified Cleanliness Policy (ICP) of the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), with emphasis on its first thrust which is “Cleanliness in the Offices”.
Paday-os said that the Pasay City Police Station ensures that all offices and sub-stations, including its assets and mobility, are clean and presentable. This thrust serves two purposes which are to provide a conducive working environment and sufficient equipment for the PNP personnel, and to gain the trust and confidence of the public.
“It would be very beneficial to Pasay CPS and its personnel especially during the conduct of mobile patrol and other law enforcement activities,” the city police chief said.
“Mobile patrols are often the first ones to respond to crimes and emergencies and better yet, the mere presence of mobile patrols can often deter a crime from being committed in the first place,” he added.
Last February, the personnel of the tactical motorcycle riding units (TMRU) and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) received P6.5 million worth of new equipment.
It includes 18 units 5.56 Emtan M4 rifles, two units 5.56 Emtan sniper rifles, one reloading machine, 4,000 rds. 5.56 cal. (55 grain ammo), 2,000 rds. 5.56 cal. (69 grain ammo), 56,400 rds. 9mm cal. (124 grain ammo), one SWAT (Foton) van, one Coaster (Toyota), and one passenger Hiace van (Toyota).