July 13, 2024

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 11(PIA) – – In boosting police efforts and workings, the Police Provincial Office (PPO) will  give incentives to municipal police offices with laudable performance each month.

PPO Officer-in-Charge Police Col. Elmer E. Ragay devised a tool to recognize the performance of the 13 Municipal Police Stations (MPS) in the province and to keep them motivated through giving of incentives.

 This is through keeping of a monthly scorecard of respective MPS to gauge their performance in meeting the targets of decreasing the crime volume within their area of responsibility

 Police Lt Col Tess B. Sarmiento, the Deputy for Police Operations, said the monthly scorecard is based on the conduct of intensified police operations against unscrupulous and wanted persons, illegal drugs, illegal gambling, Presidential Decree 705 or the Forestry Law, loose firearms and other accomplishments.

 The awards is categorized into two-the Gilas 1 category compose of the MPS of La Trinidad, Tuba, Itogon, Buguias and Mankayan while Gilas 2 category    covering the MPS of Bakun, Bokod, Kabayan, Kapangan, Kibungan, Sablan, and Tublay.

The winner for the most number of accomplishments will receive incentives   awarded every first week of the month, added Sarmiento.

In strengthening police operations, the PPO will monitor the weekly operations of chiefs of police using a type of application software to ensure their operational readiness in intensifying the conduct of enhanced management of police operations as preventive measure in the occurrence of crimes, she further added.

 The PPO is also set to be on alert and standby for deployment for any eventuality especially during disasters and significant activities or incidences through rapid augmentation.

 The intensification of the conduct of OPLAN Bakal for business establishments will also be carried out by implementing curfew hours in aid of municipal ordinances which helps in curbing crimes, said Sarmiento.  

 The PPO will also sustain engagements with the stakeholders for their full support in the implementation of neighborhood watch as crime prevention and reduction strategy. (JDP/SCA-PIA CAR, Benguet)