AS a result of strengthening the city’s crime prevention and fighting capabilities, Parañaque City under the administration of Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. has registered a low crime rate of 9.64% in 2009 compared to year 2008’s record of 10.19%. This was disclosed by P/Sr. Supt. Alfredo Valdez in a report to the mayor.
According to the Parañaque PNP chief, the city government’s support to the local police, boosted the potential ability of the protective service which succeeded in whittling the crime rate.
City government donations to the local PNP include additional firearms and ammunition; new patrol cars; motorcycles; and communication equipment. Recently, additional Closed-Circuit Television (CCTVs) Cameras were installed to monitor the city’s busy streets.
P/Sr. Supt. Valdez also disclosed that the city police force made a total of 558 arrests during the calendar year 2009. This includes the capture of members of notorious hold-up and kidnap-for-ransom gangs, drug dealers, many of whom were involved in high-profile cases.
“We aim to create an environment where people are confident that they will be protected against the criminal elements. The latest figures show the great strides that have been made by our police operatives in the fight against crime.” Mayor Bernabe said.
The mayor added that he will continue to implement programs and projects that are designed to continuously improve the peace and order situation in the city. He urged the public to contribute to the effort by being vigilant in reporting any criminal activity in their respective locales to the local police. (Public Information Office)