Makati Police awarded as SPD's top performing police department

The Makati City Police was once again awarded as the top performing police force under the Southern Police District (SPD) for the month of November.

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay shared the good news as she commended the police force for their exemplary performance in upholding the peace and order in the city and in southern Metro Manila.

"We are proud to have these dedicated officers serve our city and act as a formidable barrier against crime. This feat is an example of the hard work of our police force, and I believe that with their relentless efforts, Makati will remain a peaceful and secure place for everyone," Binay said.

According to the SPD, Makati City Police obtained a score of 94.78 percent for implementing programs of the Philippine National Police (PNP). The PNP uses the unit performance evaluation rating system to measure the efficiency of police departments.

The mayor said the local police also ranked first for three consecutive months from July to September and second in October.

According to Makati City Police chief Col. Edward Cutiyog, 89 suspected drug pushers and users were nabbed in 54 separate operations from Nov. 1 to 30.

He said 106 suspects were also arrested in 38 separate operations for illegal gambling; while 5,878 people were apprehended for violating city ordinances, including the curfew policy, traffic violations, drinking in public, smoking in non-designated areas, urinating in public places, and littering.

The authorities also nabbed 46 wanted persons, including five under the Top 10 Most Wanted Persons list in southern Metro Manila.

"This is a clear indication of the excellent work done by our policemen and their commitment to public safety. Makati will continue to support our police and provide them with the necessary resources, training, and support to ensure that they can uphold their responsibilities to our people with excellence," Binay said.