DCPO gets 42 patrol vehicles-A A +A
Saturday, October 26, 2013
THE City Government of Davao turned over on Friday 22 new mobile patrol vehicles and 20 motorcycles to Davao City Police Office (DCPO).
The 22 patrol cars and 20 motorcycles were turned over by outgoing DCPO director Ronald dela Rosa to his predecessor Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr.
Retired general Francisco Villaroman, chief of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSCC), said the 42 news vehicles will be distributed to different police stations for visibility patrols.
Villaroman said the DCPO will determine how many vehicles will be provided to each police station, while the PSCC will countercheck the data submitted. He added that each police station will take responsibility of the vehicles.
Six of the 42 vehicles have GPS (Global Positioning System), which tracks location of people, places or objects.
"Yes, it's the responsibility of the police ang maintainance ng mga sasakyan. Minsan kahit marumi na ang sasakyan pinapatakbo pa. Dapat malinis yung sasakyan kasi para ring uniform yan, kung pangit ang sasakyan, ganun din ang istura nyo," Villaroman said.
The acquisition of the vehicles was the City Government's response to DCPO's request in July to the Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 27, 2013.