Celso turns over radios to Police PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:29

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday morning turned over 43 units of handheld radios to the City Police Office in line with the city government’s constant commitment to assist and support law enforcement agencies.

Turned over along with the handheld radio facilities were 3 base radios and 47 extra battery packs—all worth approximately P700, 000.

The radio sets will be for the use of the different police stations while the 3 base radios were for the use of the Divisoria Police, Tetuan Police and Patrol 117.

“This is purposely to enhance communication of the police”, Mayor Lobregat said stressing that the radio facilities form part of the series of equipment that the city government is giving to the police.

A few weeks ago, the city government, through Mayor Lobregat also turned over computer units, binoculars and vehicles to the police intended to help improve in safekeeping efforts.

“This is not the first and this is not the last but this is part of our continuous assistance to the police and other law enforcement agencies”, the mayor averred. “We will be giving many, many more assistance to the police”.

Zamboanga City Public Safety Company Group Director PSupt. William Gadayan received the radio facilities on behalf of City Police OIC Director PSupt. James Mejia, who was out of town yesterday.

Gadayan pointed out that the radio facilities will be a big help to the police in its effort to maintain law and order in the city. He thanked the city government through Mayor Lobregat for the unending support and assistance.

Assisting Mayor Lobregat during the turnover rite, held at the City Hall conference room, were Councilor Nonong Guingona and City Hall Chief Executive Assistant Mario Roca.

Last December 15, the mayor also led the turnover of 28 handheld radio sets worth P250,000 to the City Police Office. They were distributed to the different police units to strengthen their communication capability in the performance of their functions, particularly in law enforcement and keeping the city’s peace and order.

Just last month, the City Government also turned over to the police, 11 multicab vehicles, 6 L-300 vans.

Also set to be turned over to the police are 83 units of armalite rifles that the city government purchased for law enforcers. — Sheila Covarrubias