PAMPANGA

San Fernando police named Central Luzon's top-performing station anew

LEADERS IN PEACE AND ORDER. City of San Fernando, Pampanga Mayor Edwin 'EdSa' Santiago and City Chief of Police Lieutenant Colonel John Clark pose together during the City Government’s turnover of police vehicles to CSFP Police in February 2021 at Heroes Hall. (City of San Fernando Information Office)

THE City of San Fernando, Pampanga Police Station (CSFPS) has maintained its position as Central Luzon’s top-performing station for March 2021, following its topmost standing for January and February.

This, as the city police force once again ranked first among all city police stations in the region during the Unit Performance Evaluation Rating (Uper) of the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon.

According to Police Lieutenant Colonel John Clark, city chief of police, the Uper serves as the police’s standard tool in identifying the compliance of police stations with the requirements set by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“Ang adhikain po ng Uper ay matingnan ang pagtalima ng mga police stations sa administrative at operational requirements na ibinababa ng mas mataas na headquarters ng PNP. Sa atin pong kaso, ito po ay ang provincial at regional headquarters,” explained Clark.

One of the highlights of these requirements is the active presence of the Operations and Management Unit, where CSFPS attained a significant number of operational accomplishments that bested other stations.

In his report, Clark said from January to March 2021, his team conducted 44 operations for the anti-illegal drugs campaign, 20 for anti-illegal gambling, and 269 for the community quarantine guidelines violators.

Through these operations, the station arrested nearly 400 individuals and confiscated more than P1.4 million cash and other devices such as firearms and suspected illegal drugs.

The police highlighted its other social and crime prevention programs, including the provision of police assistance to different public and private establishments.

“This achievement would not be possible if not for the able leadership and support of the City Mayor, Hon. Edwin Santiago. The CSFPS, under the supervision of Regional Director Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon and Provincial Director Colonel Arnold Thomas Ibay, will continue to work 24/7 to ensure peace and order. Public safety is everybody’s concern. Thus, we need the cooperation of the community,” Clark added.

Santiago, for his part, said peace and order are crucial nowadays but, with the joint efforts of the local government unit and higher police offices, it is managed in the city.

“During this pandemic, napakahirap na [ipatupad] po ang peace and order at disiplina pero ito po ang pinaka-kailangan natin ngayon. We are facing a very serious health problem kaya apektado po ang galaw nating mga tao, ng ekonomiya. Ito rin po ang nakikita nating rason kung bakit may kababayan pa rin tayong nakakagawa ng mga bagay na labag sa batas pero dahil sa ating pagtutulungan, nasosolusyunan po to. Nakita rin natin ang pagbaba ng mga ganitong krimen,” Santiago said.

From January to March 2021, the CSFPS recorded 51 total crime volume, 26 for index crimes and 25 for non-index crimes. These numbers were significantly lower than the previous year, with 59 for index crimes and 33 for non-index crimes, totaling 92 crime volume. (PR)


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