Elong seeks ways to fortify security PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:18

Councilor Roel Natividad, chairman of the Council committee on peace and order has initiated steps to strengthen and fortify security measures in the wake of the spate of shooting incidents in the city.

Natividad on Thursday met with City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., officials and representatives from the local police and traffic enforcers in a bid to come up with a foolproof security system through efficient and effective traffic management, emergency response and police visibility.

The more than one hour meeting tackled variety of concerns that included the strict enforcement of city ordinances and laws, operation of 117 hotline and the CCTV surveillance system among others. The meeting likewise revisited the duties and responsibilities of traffic policemen, traffic enforcers and the City Hall Community Police Action Center (COMPAC).

The councilor stressed that proper coordination between and among the law enforcers and appropriate and complete communication and other necessary equipment or facilities are important factors that will contribute to law and order.

Since the launching of the renewed campaign against violators of city ordinances and laws, the police and traffic enforcers as well as the City Hall COMPAC have made some headways. However, some requirements have to be met to make the enforcers more efficient and effective.

Natividad said the City Government through Mayor Beng Climaco will give its all out support to law enforcers

“All these moves and initiatives we are doing are primarily to improve visibility and to ensure that our law enforcers are on alert at all times given the present situation,” the councilor stressed.

For her part, Mayor Beng Climaco has expressed her all out support to the initiatives exerted by Councilor Natividad stressing that all these are intended to help keep peace and tranquillity in the city of Zamboanga.

While the police and other law enforcement units are in charge of implementing the law, the support and cooperation of the public is also a must, the mayor added. — Sheila Covarrubias