As part of the continuing multi-million investment of the city government to the local police, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo turned over yesterday additional brand new equipment to enhance the capacity of law enforcers to prevent and solve crimes.
The simple ceremony at the Pantawan marking the city’s donation of two military drones, 6 bullet proof vests and 8 body cameras to PNP Dumaguete headed by Chief-of-Police Supt. Jonathan Pineda was witnessed by Councilors Alan Gel Cordova, Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Lilani Ramon, Joe Kenneth Arbas, City Administrator Ricardo Gonzales Jr., City Legal Officer Doram Dumalagan.
Mayor Remollo assured that unlike the missing bulletproof vests in the previous administration, the 6 bullet proof vests will actually be used by the local police to enhance their protection during anti-crime operations.
Pineda promised that the equipment will never go missing under his watch and vows to serve and protect the citizenry of the city in appreciation of the strong support from the LGU.
The 8 body cameras will also be utilized by the policemen to ensure transparency and that no human rights are being violated during anti-crime and drug buy bust operations.
The two military drones can be deployed to collect intelligence for the authorities, monitor events of the city, assess damage during calamities, hot pursuit and to provide updates in the traffic situation of the city.
The 6 high speed motorbikes will ensure ideal speed in mobility and quick response of the local police particularly in life and death situations. A modern CCTV system with 350 cameras will be fully installed throughout the city within the next 10 months.
As the city positions itself as the best place to retire and the increase of economic activities, Mayor Remollo pledged to continue procuring additional equipment for the local police.