THE Valenzuela City police received on Friday, January 12, brand new patrol vehicles and K-9 units from the city government.
which aims to boost police capability against criminality.
Sixty brand new sports utility vehicle (SUV) type patrol vehicles equipped with global positioning system (GPS) with real-time monitoring connected to a command center at the city’s police station and dashboard cameras were turned over to the local police force in a ceremony held at the Alert Center in Malinta which was attended by Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa.
Gatchalian said the new cars and K-9 units will boost the local police capability to respond to crimes.
He said the GPS will make it easier for the authorities to respond to any crime incidents as well as track each patrol vehicle to allow immediate deployment to crime sites.
He said the dashboard cameras are for the safety of their policemen.
On the other hand, the K-9 units composed of a beagle, Belgian Malanois, Jack Russell and labrador, which cost P350,000 each, will boost the police campaign against illegal drugs and facilitate detection of explosives.
Gatchalian said the dogs will undergo further training at the newly built 400-square-meter canine kennel facility at the city’s old fire station.
He said the LGU will continue to strengthen their police capability to ensure the maintenance of peace and order in their area.
“Kaya importante na napapangalagaan natin hindi lang ang kapakanan ng ating negosyante kundi ‘yung asset nila napo-protektahan natin para lalo sila ganahan na mamuhunan,” said Gatchalian.
For his part, Dela Rosa thanked the Valenzuela City LGU for its support in its police forces and its campaign against criminality and illegal drugs. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo)