PNP intensifies drive vs street crimes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:25

By Dan Toribio

In compliance to the memorandum from the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame, local police will strictly intensify operations against violators of the national laws and local ordinances in the city.

Police Regional Information Officer Chief Insp. Helen Galvez said that Philippine National Police chief  Director General Oscar D Albayalde ordered all PNP Units to intensify the enforcement of laws and local government ordinances to prevent the occurrence of street crime nationwide.

In a Memorandum circulated to all Police Regional Offices and National Support Units on June 20, 2018, the PNP Chief instructed all Regional Directors to oversee the strict implementation of laws and local ordinances through the arrest of violators such as those drinking and smoking in public places, roaming the streets without shirts, using karaoke beyond the allowed time, minors violating curfew hours, and others.

“Be reminded that among our operational thrusts is the active presence and aggressive deployment of our policemen as an urgent intervention to prevent the occurrence of common street crimes,” Albayalde said.

He added that operations and initiatives will be active in the coming days through the conduct of Oplan Sita, Oplan Bulabog, Oplan Bakal, and other anti-criminality operations all over the country.

In addition, the local police units were instructed to coordinate closely with local and barangay officials in the enforcement of ordinances, and to initiate enactment of ordinances through the Local Peace and Order Councils or Sangguniang Bayan in areas where there are no existing ordinances in support of this drive.

“I want to reiterate that the PNP will do everything within the bounds of the law. We assure the public that our drive against street crimes is attuned to the existing Police Operational Procedures with due regard to the human rights and dignity of apprehended individuals,” Albayalde said. (Dan Toribio)