New police chief adopts new policy to monitor policemen on assignment PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 14:57

To ensure police visibility in the different strategic areas of the city with the aim to prevent criminalities, newly assumed City Police Director Sr. Supt. James Mejia yesterday came up with a new policy on the strict monitoring of policemen detailed in the streets and other areas of responsibility.

Under the new policy, Mejia will monitor the performance of his men especially those assigned in the Patrol Section to ensure that they are on their respective posts.

The City Police Director explained that the presence of policemen in their designated areas will make criminals think twice before they will strike or commit criminal acts because they are at risk of being caught and arrested.

Also under the policy, policemen must see their respective officers for the attendance and they will log in before they will be proceeding to their place of assignment.

Policemen will also be briefed on their duties and responsibilities before they will sent out for assignment.

Mejia added that he is studying the implementation of the so called “12-hour shifting” of the policemen and to require the policemen to be on their duty rain or shine.

The police official also stressed that he will strictly monitor the deployment of the police personnel on populated  areas.

He added that he will observe all the activities of his men while on their posts.

Mejia assured that the police are on call 24 hours a day to serve the public in any eventuality. — Dan Toribio Jr.