PRO-Davao welcomes PSSCC’s offer to use equipment-A A +A
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
THE Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao Region welcomed the offer of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) for them to use its equipment in responding to various incidents in Davao Region.
Nelson M. Vallejo, chief of Training and System Development of Central 911, announced the matter to the police personnel during their flag raising ceremony at PRO-Davao in Camp Quintin M. Merecido, Catitipan, Davao City on Monday morning.
Vallejo said the PSCC, through the Central 911, is allowing the PRO to use their various equipment in responding to large-scale protests, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism in the region.
The equipment to be utilized are high definition cameras with data analytics and facial recognition for the pursuit operation against wanted persons, a fiber glass water craft, rubber boats, diving equipments, and amphibious vehicles for flood incidents.
Police can also utilize brand new 4x4 communication vehicles for faster resumptions of communication, new fire truck tankers, 14 new ambulance set with basic and advance trauma life support units, and medical ambulance bus that caters at least 20 patients.
Vallejo said the City Government of Davao has been constantly providing the office with various equipment in response to emergencies, and the officers believe that the modern equipment will benefit both the police and medical rescuers.
He said the advance system of technological response will pave the way for more effective public safety as PRO actively mounts several trainings together with their rescuers.
"The City Government's effort in providing assistance to our communities, relief service, medical, fire, K-9, rescue services and police assistance would not be a success without the help of our peacemakers here," Vallejo said.
In behalf of the policemen in Davao, PRO-Davao Director Wency Pascual, on the other hand, expressed his gratitude to the Davao City Government and PSSCC for their endless support to the Philippine National Police.
Pascual added that the equipment will not only help the policemen in Davao Region but also the communities they serve.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 05, 2014.