Celso turns over 50 more radio sets to city police PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 April 2013 11:23

As part of the city government’s continuing support to the police, Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday afternoon turned over 50 handheld radio sets with extra battery packs bringing the total number of radio facilities donated to the local PNP at 370 in 3 years’ time.

Costing a total of P624,000, the handheld radio sets with complete accessories were turned over to the Zamboanga City Police Office through OIC Police Director PSSupt. Edwin de Ocampo during simple rites held at the office of the mayor Friday afternoon.

“This is part of our massive support to the local police as we have been and continuously providing firearms, transportation facilities and constructing police stations, community police action centers in the barangays and other administrative support like office equipment and computers” the mayor said.

Lobregat said the handheld radios will help strengthen the communication capability of the local police in law enforcement. “We know that the police are lacking in equipment which is why every year we appropriate funds for communication facilities and other equipment including infrastructures”.

Col. De Ocampo thanked the City Government for the additional handheld radio sets saying it will be a big help in law enforcement.

The radio sets will be assigned to biker cops and to beat patrols that will be soon redeployed to the City proper area and strategic locations.

Lobregat emphasized that the City Government has assisted the police including the military’s Task Force Zamboanga, the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Air Force through and other law enforcement agencies in line with the present administration’s commitment in public safety.

Officials from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) including the PNP have lauded the City Government for the massive support given to the police during the administration of Mayor Lobregat. — Sheila Covarrubias