CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Provincial Police Director Oscar Albayalde warned chiefs of police and patrol drivers that any misuse of Philippine National Police (PNP) vehicles assigned to them will be penalized.

Last Wednesday, at around 3 p.m., Albayalde conducted an inspection of police mobiles at the Pampanga Provincial Police Office to check on their serviceability and overall status. The inspection of mobile vehicles will be done on a monthly basis, he added.

A total of 32 out of 57 mobile patrols owned by the Pampanga Police were inspected.

Staff officers of the Pampanga Police led by Albayalde checked the B.L.O.W.B.A.G. (Battery, Light, Oil, Water, Breaks, Air, Gas) and blinkers of the mobile vehicles. They said that these are the essential things to be considered when driving.

Albayalde reminded the drivers to strictly follow traffic rules and regulations, especially when driving a marked vehicle. To be designated as a driver of a PNP vehicle, one should possess a professional driver’s license.

Albayalde told designated drivers of mobile patrols to practice proper maintenance of the vehicles, asking them to treat them “as if it is their own to increase its lifespan.”

“PNP vehicles must be maintained because it reflects the operational capability of a police station in responding quickly to any police operations” said Albayalde. (Kristine Venet Q. Andal)