NCPW kick-off ceremony draws multi-sectoral support
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The police regional office 8 expressed its gratitude to the multitude of people who showed up during the kick-off ceremony of the 18th National Crime Prevention Week held at Tacloban City Astodome on Monday morning.
“This is a good sign that people from all walks of life showed their support to this activity. This will send a strong message to criminals that people in Eastern Visayas will not tolerate and will unite against criminality,”Chief Supt. Elmer Soria, PRO8 regional director said.
The police regional director earlier called on the populace to be actively involved in crime prevention. The activity was jointly launched with the Philippine Civil Service Week and National Tourism Week celebrations.
“As we celebrate the occasion, a much needed focus in providing the momentum towards long-lasting partnerships and active participation from our partners in the community must be done. Everybody must be encouraged to dedicate themselves in the crime prevention aspect”, he earlier said in a statement.
This developed as police regional office 8 which Soria heads, tops in the execution of Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) among 17 PROs nationwide covering the period from January 1 last year to August 31, this year.
For the period, PRO8 implemented a total of 1,225,502 operations followed by PRO7 at 934,126 operations and PRO3 with 881,644 operations. This includes police operations such as establishment of checkpoints/chokepoints, OplanBakal/Sita, implementation of search warrants, arrest of wanted persons, beat and mobile patrols and enforcement of special laws.
The PNP is implementing PIPS in line with the Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding of the Rule-of-Law or PNP PATROL PLAN 2030 after re-examining and revising the integral component of the PNP Patrol system in line with the organization’s Performance Governance System (PGS).
“With active community support as shown in the ceremony, we in PRO8 is optimistic that we could achieve more breakthrough results that will contribute to the realization of a highly capable, effective and credible police service by year 2030.’, the top police official added.
The regional director averred that PRO8 will sustain the implementation of PIPS in all Police Stations and renewed his call for the support from Local Chief Executives, barangay officials and other stakeholders in the community.
Every first week of September of every year is declared as the National Crime Prevention Week pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 461 dated August 31, 1994. This year’s NCPW theme, “Sa Crime Prevention may MagagawaAko” promotes, strengthens and empowers the citizens against crime victimization as well as enlists the public to engage in crime prevention projects of the government to increase awareness and support in promoting crime prevention, community and public safety advocacy.
The kick-off ceremony started with an Integrity Walk from the Balyuan Grounds to the Astrodome followed by the Program Proper with top officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Police Commission (Napolcom) and Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) as well as officials and employees from other National Government Agencies, Local Government Units, NGOs, Socio-Civic Groups, Anti-Crime Groups, businessmen and students in attendance. (PR)
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