Police resort to community relations to combat crimes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:34

The Regional Public Safety Battalion 9th Company of the Police Regional Office-9 has conducted in the city’s 98 barangays a series of Police Relation Community forums dubbed as “ Pulong-Pulong sa Barangay”.

Joining the forums were with barangay officials  and elders.

Chief Insp. Nazier “Bong“ Halil, chief, 9th  Regional Public Safety Company, said the purpose of the pulong -pulong is to get closer to the barangay officials and work with them harmoniously  in identifying solutions on peace and order in each area of concerns.

The aim of the pulong -pulong sa barangay is also to engage in internal security operations (ISO) and work with the barangay officials shoulder to shoulder in the maintenance of peace and order which include combatting lawless elements and criminals entering their area.

“Meron kaming mga cellphone numbers na binigay sa kanila pag may mga suspected lawless persons na pumupunta sa barangay nila, ready kami anytime na mag-operate kung may masama elemento,” Halil pointed out.

He revealed that since he assumed command of the company on March 2014, he has gathered several information which indicate that the city is facing serious problem on illegal drugs especially in barangays within seven kilometers radius.

Halil also observed that most of the killings in Zamboanga City are “rido” related with the perpetrators and victims coming from Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Halil called on the  people to help the PNP fight criminals by giving them information thru their communication lines. — Allen Abastillas