from People’s Tonight:
LAS PIÑAS City has adopted measures to enhance its 24/7 crime prevention program even if it enjoys having the lowest crime index record in southern Metro Manila during the first three quarters of this year.
This came as Mayor Nene Aguilar directed the city chief of police to further reduce the number of crime incidents and enhance quick response action as he calls on the residents for full cooperation in peace-keeping efforts even as the city remains to have the lowest crime rate in the police district.
“Figures shall not make us to be complacent. We have to ensure that our community is safe at all times and crime prevention must be both an effort of the police and the people,” Aguilar said.
In response, Police Senior Supt. Romulo E. Sapitula assigned a police community precinct (PCP) in each of the 20 barangays in the city. These are manned by a precinct commander and six policemen and augmented by barangay tanod members (watchmen) to further strengthen its 24/7 anti-crime operations.
Giving boost to PCPs are the police mobile team, SWAT and the motorcycle-riding cops, while regular spot check and saturation drives are being carried out to deter possible commission of crime.
Statistics from the Southern District Investigation and Detective Management Division showed Las Piñas with 760 index crime recorded from January to August 2012, the least among six cities and one municipality under its jurisdiction.