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Saturday, September 14, 2013
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima encouraged all policemen to have a true crimes reporting, said Senior Supt. William Macavinta, chief of the Case Monitoring Division in Camp Crame, Quezon City and head of validation team that visited the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Friday.
The team validated the crime reports of various police stations in the city and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.
Macavinta said the validation inspection was based on the order of the PNP chief to have a true crime reporting.
He cited that during the initial validation in National Capital Region, it turned out that there were big discrepancies in different police stations with respect to crimes reporting.
He explained that their office only received the police reports based on the data submitted by different police station chiefs to the regional offices.
Macavinta said their team will validate the crime incidents in Bacolod to determine the correct crime incidents submitted to the Police Regional Office-Western Visayas.
He said they will not only validate the crime reports but also determine if the police stations need an additional support from the higher office to improve their services.
He pointed out that some police officials in Bicol Region and Cagayan Valley were relieved from their posts, when the validation team determined that several crime incidents in their respective areas were not recorded in their police stations.
The validation team has already validated the crime reports in Iloilo Province and Iloilo City.
BCPO acting director Edgardo Ordaniel also said all police station chiefs were ready for the validation inspection.
He said in Bacolod City, Police Station 1 has the highest crime incidents and Police Station 2 has the lowest.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 14, 2013.