Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar directed city police chief to deploy additional police patrol and 16 motorcycle-riding anti-street crime operatives (MASCO) to strengthen police visibility in city.
The order to P/Superintendent Noel Mecayer, city chief of police, came in the wake of reported akyat-bahay and other petty crime incidents in the city recently to ensure the safety and security of the residents against possible crimes.
The additional anti-crime measure was presented before NCRPO Chief Leocadio Santiago in a meeting with Mayor Aguilar last Wednesday September 15 to discuss the peace and order situation in the city.
Aguilar said police patrol and motorcycle-riding anti street-crime operatives will be deployed in vital installations like banks, shopping malls, jeepney and bus terminals, markets, government offices and schools to avert any of notorious gangs and criminal syndicates.
The city’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel are also on standby and man strategic areas for a quick response on any high profile crime incidents. Policemen in proper uniform are instructed to conduct checkpoint especially at night.
Aguilar also reinforced the monthly dialogue with various homeowners’ associations as part of its efforts to engage the residents in effective anti-crime campaign. Security guards in subdivisions and villages are also tapped to help in the revitalized peace and order measures.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Louie Bustamante also suggested to set up police personnel in every barangay to help in the anti-crime operations to ensure more effective and quick response to any emergency situation. This is to augment the roving barangay patrol in the 20 barangays for the upkeep of peace and order.
Residents are reminded to take at all times and make sure the police hotline 8749201 is posted in all visible areas for immediate assistance. (END)