City PNP hikes crime solution efficiency rate

The city police reported their crime solution efficiency rate has improved from 65 percent in 2016 to 80 percent in 2017, revealed recently in a report rendered to the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) and the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC).

City Mayor John Geesnell Yap convened last week the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) and the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC).

City PNP Chief Patricio Degay, Jr. said the police have been working hard to solve as much crime in the city as possible.

Degay attributed the achievement in the increased police visibility which the unit has recently adopted.

Two  units of patrol cars were given to the City PNP as part of the incentive of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award of Tagbilaran.

Degay also requested the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass a resolution for the acquisition of body cameras for the City Anti-Drug Operatives.

Meanwhile, the Local Price Coordinating Council was strongly encouraged by Jose Hibaya from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to be activated for theprice monitoring of the commodities available in the market. City DILG officer Mardonio Roxas also reported the financial status of the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan.

Roxas reiterated that the City Government has available funds to carry out strategic projects for peace and order and public safety for 2018. Barangay Affairs and Constituency Unit Head Alvin Acuzar representing CADAC shared that Tagbilaran City is actively participating in the restoration program of the National Government.

Acuzar said that once a drug surrenderee completed the reformation program, PNP will delist the names of the identified surrenderee.

Barangay Booy has the highest number of drug surrenderees, while San Isidro has the highest number of participants who joined the restoration program conducted every Sunday.

The barangay captains from the 15 districts of the City also gave a report about the peace and order situation in their respective areas, the common sentiment was the growing traffic congestion.

Degay committed to deploy traffic police officers in Manga Public Market from 4:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon to assist the motorists in the area. Brgy. Capt. Dr. Allan Real from Poblacion 2 commended the loop system being implemented in the City and suggested improving it by strictly enforcing the City Traffic Ordinance and capacitating the traffic enforcers.

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