Cops’ guns silenced for New Year’s Eve PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:19

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo yesterday led the taping of the muzzles of firearms issued to city policemen in preparation for the New Year’s Eve celebration.

De Ocampo said that all organic members of the City Police Office came and submitted their guns for the proper taping or covering of the muzzles for them to avoid firing their firearms in welcoming the New Year.

The activity was held simultaneously with the different stations and units in the region as the covering of the gun muzzle is mandated under the law.

The PNP has been implementing this policy for several years now and has been successful in preventing the use of policemen’s guns during New Year’s revelry, that had been the cause of stray bullet casualties during such celebration.

De Ocampo said it will be easy to determine if a policeman had fired his gun as the tape covering the muzzle will be destroyed.

De Ocampo is confident that his men will cooperate with this policy and will abide the law.

Meanwhile, De Ocampo said they have set up security plan during the celebration of New Year’s Eve.

The police official added that he has already deployed policemen in the different places of the city to secure the residents.

Policemen assigned in the 11 stations under the City Police Office have been given their tasks in the barangays under the respective stations.

Based on police records, the city celebrated Christmas Eve and Christmas Day peacefully as a result of the security measures adopted by the police and the city government.

De Ocampo is confident that the city will likewise celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day peacefully. — Dan Toribio Jr.