Police officers, men told: Be there, be seen

PIA Press Release 2007/08/10

Police officers, men told: Be there, be seen

by ES Subong

Iloilo City (10 August) -- Go back to practical steps in crime prevention be there, be seen.

Iloilo Provincial Police Director S/Supt. Melvin Moncal told members of the provincial peace and order Council (PPOC) that he had laid down practical rules for police officers and men in all towns in the province, to prevent crime, combat terrorism and maintain peace and order.

Moncal said he had been going around police precincts and offices to check on the performance of the officers and see for himself whether his men are diligently doing their jobs.

Moncal had also directed police officers particularly in the towns of Pavia, Cabatuan and Sta. Barbara, along the airport roads, to provide patrol teams from 6 in the morning to 8 in the evening. Police presence is also demanded in other areas in the province where heavy convergence of people occurs during the day.

Another directive which the provincial police chief has issued is for the police to be on the legal offensive most of the time, which means, they should embark on fast solving of cases, as much as possible, within 24 hours.

He also told the PPOC members that he has endeavored to strengthen intelligence capability of the police to be on alert for potential criminal activities all the time. One indicator of this, Moncal said, is shown by increased crime solution efficiency rate of the PPO for the period January to June 2007.

The provincial police director said he had asked the police officers to implement a Patrol Deployment Plan in their areas and he has done checking of the areas to know if the deployment plan is in effect.

Moncal assured the PPOC, chaired by Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. that police visibility is strong in the province of Iloilo. (PIA 6)

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