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 60 new police cars, K9 Unit

Valenzuela boosts local police capability with 60 new police cars, K9 Unit

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Valenzuela City Government opens the year stronger with intensified peace and order efforts through the turnover of 60 brand new mobile vehicles, and the establishment of the city’s own K9 Unit and Kennel to the Philippine National Police (PNP) – Valenzuela.

The police vehicles are designed for increased mobility and visibility to ensure the effectiveness of operations around the city, particulary, on the fight against the menace of drugs and the threats of terrorism.  

The city government alloted Php 1,017,740 for each police vehicle, amounting to a total of Php 61,064,400 for all 60 units.  Each one is equipped with global positioning system (GPS) and dashboard cameras to ensure efficient and disciplined usage of the police cars.  These features also warrant transparent response operation by the local law enforcers.  Furthermore, the footage from the dashcams are considered as highly-reliable evidence in investigating cases.  As such, a conference room in the police station was converted into a command center where location of the vehicles can be monitored, and the footage of each dashcams can be submitted for viewing and archiving.

Likewise, as fear on terrorism looms continually in the metropolis, the local government invested in the establishment of Valenzuela City Police Station’s (VCPS) own K-9 Unit and Kennel.  The city spent a total of Php 4,000,000 for the renovation of a 400-square meter idle property into a more conducive home to the K-9 Unit and the pack of dogs.  The local government spent a total of Php 2,100,000 for the six K9 dogs of Beagle, Belgian Mallinois, Jack Russel and Labrador breeds.  These new “paw-lice” dogs are expected to enhance the Valenzuela City police’s anti-drug and anti-terrorism drive.

Prior to the turnover of the police mobile vehicles and K-9 Unit, Mayor REX Gatchalian lauded the efforts of the local police force in curbing crime and drugs in the city.  The local government has been providing necessary equipment to the VCPS for an enhanced capacity building for the local police force.  They have been provided with motorcycles, firearms and gears, other needs

Currently being constructed are the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) headquarters and the VCPS Firing Range where the local police operatives can continuelly enhance their skills. Last year, VCPS and the city government conducted a rigorous and agggresive 14-day SWAT refresher training for the 27 high calibre SWAT personnel of the city. Aside from the enhancement training, the Valenzuela City government procured 47 units of bushmaster 6.56 rifles, 40 Caliber .40 revolvers and two sniper rifles for a more effective and increased operation of the SWAT team.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa was in awe to the LGU’s support to the local PNP.  The PNP chief expresses his gratitude to the city government for continuously supporting the advocacy of the national government in combatting crime and illegal drugs and other imminent dangers to peace and order.  “Record-wise, Valenzuela police didn’t do any wrongdoings, and we expect more achievements from you as you receive your new patrol mobile vehicles and own new K9 Unit”, he said.

The turnover is part of the series of activities for the birthday celebration of Mayor REX Gatchalian with the theme, “Tuluy-tuloy ang Asenso.”

 

SOURCE: http://www.valenzuela.gov.ph/article/news/11839

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