June 14, 2024

As part of its anti-criminality campaign, the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station is building its database on repeat offenders in La Trinidad, Benguet.

LTMPS chief, Lt/Col. Benson Macli-ing, said the database will focus on profiling those with records on robbery and theft in the municipality.

LTMPS concentrated on theft and robbery because it is the usual case being reported in the capital town. 

“We got the profile of individuals with previous cases, their whereabouts, or if they’re on bail, or if they got out of jail, and monitor what happened to them,” Macli-ing said.

Some of the repeat offenders they have profiled committed the same crime two or three times. Most of these repeat offenders were also already familiar with the policemen at their office.

“We are not saying that once they get out of jail or bailed out that they will repeat the same offense, but the monitoring is a matter of ensuring that they will not think of going back to committing crimes,” he said.

Part of the police relations is reminding offenders not to repeat their crimes, especially those who get out of jail.

The LTMPS has linked up with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology regarding the recently launched program.

Macli-ing said his office deployed policemen in visibility and in plain clothes in crime-focus areas in the municipality.

It also activated the Community Police Assistance Center in the barangays and added more police personnel to man these areas.

Macli-ing returned as the chief of police of the LTMPS after five years.  He he headed the office from 2016 to 2018.

LTMPS records show that from January to April, there are five cases of physical injuries, six cases of rape, four cases of robbery, and 16 cases of theft in the municipality. – Ofelia C. Empian