THE Baguio City Council has backed the Anti-Crime Action Plan (ACAP) of the city’s police force.

The council adopted the proposed resolution of commendation and support of Council Committee on Public Protection and Safety chair Councilor Roberto Ortega for the action plan.

The ACAP, which was submitted by Baguio Police OIC Sr. Supt. Rolando Miranda to the council, lays down the operational programs or strategies “to enhance the campaign on crime prevention and control with the involvement of the various sectors of the community in relation to the implementation of the Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) and other crime prevention efforts.”

Ortega said the crime situation in the city “is still controllable,” although certain crimes like physical injury, rape, theft and robbery, “are still prevalent.”

Miranda said the plan is guided by “the emerging concept of good governance as espoused by the Performance Governance System and the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030.”

It includes a night watch scheme, an integrated barangay defense system (IBDS), and the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. Aileen Refuerzo