Celso turns over 4X4 jeep, computers to city police PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:51

The City’s ever-aggressive support and assistance to the police and other law enforcement agencies was proven anew Friday with the turnover of a 4x4 jeep and computer sets to the City Police Office through Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Nathaniel Estilles.

Mayor Celso Lobregat said the latest donation package forms part of his administration’s commitment to aggressively continue support and assistance to law enforcement agencies primarily aimed to sustain peace and security.

The 4x4 jeep is intended for the use of the Curuan Police Sub-station while the computers will be for the use of the Divisioria Police and also the Curuan Police.

Chief Supt. Estilles expressed appreciation to Mayor Lobregat and the City Government for the enormous assistance being given to the police, as he vowed to ensure that the police force will exert its best efforts to effective and efficiently serve the constituents.

The turnover of the donations was held as a sidelight to the courtesy visit of Estilles on Mayor Lobregat Friday morning, a week after the new PRO-9 chief was installed into office.

For his part, Sr. Supt. Edwin de Ocampo, City Police Director, said the both the new vehicle and computers will help improve mobility of the Curuan Police in responding to calls for assistance and other functions of the police force.

De Ocampo said Mayor Lobregat’s administration has always been very generous to the City Police helping in the enhancement of police service in the City.

Last December, the city government turned over 28 handheld radio sets and computer units with complete accessories also for use of the different police units under the City Police.

In his recent State of the City Report, the mayor said the city government allocated a total of P11.1 million in 2011 for various infrastructures that include construction/ repair of police stations and community police action centers, fire stations, multi-purpose gazebo and others and also purchased and turned over various equipment that included  4 units 4x4 jeeps worth P1.59 milliom; 4 units pumpboats worth P P600T; 4 units generator sets worth P2.33 million; 36 units handheld radios worth P298,800; 3 units radio base worth and repeater station worth P209T; 4 computer units worth P150T; and 4 units outboard engines worth P1.52 million.

Also in 2011, the city’s support to the PNP, Task Force Zamboanga and Bureau of Fire amounted to P17.4 million for fuel, lubricants, supplies and repair and maintenance and telephone lines. Furthermore, the City’s allowance to PNP, BJMP, BFP personnel amounted to P18.6 million.

Mayor Lobregat has vowed more assistance and support to the police and other law enforcement agencies in a bid to ensure public safety. — Sheila Covarrubias