CL cops to focus on street crimes, tandem riding crooks
OLIVAS, Pampanga— - Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) Director PCSupt. Amador V. Corpus disclosed yesterday that elements of the Central Luzon police force will now focus on street crimes and tandem riders perpetrating various forms of criminalities.
This, Corpus said, after the issuance of a memorandum from President Rodrigo Duterte directing the Philippine Drug enforcement Agency (PDEA) as the sole agency to conduct anti-illegal drug operations as tasked under the anti-drug law and mandating other law enforcement agencies to defer to PDEA all drug-related cases.
He said that the entire Philippine National Police (PNP) including PRO-3 will continue to concentrate on its law enforcement activities especially in decreasing street crimes as this is where its mandated tasks of ensuring peace and order and keeping the communities safe are focused.
Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa gave his directives on putting a stop, if not triple efforts to reduce the occurrence of shooting incidents perpetrated by Riding in Tandem (RIT)/ Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRC) as this is considered to be one of the major street crimes that destroys the reputation and credibility of the PNP, added Corpus.
All PNP Drug Enforcement Units down to police stations are now dissolved while the PNP Drug Enforcement Group will only be limited to intelligence gathering and consolidation after which, reports will immediately be submitted to PDEA. Also, all drug-related cases under investigation shall be turned-over to PDEA. CITY
OF SAN FERNANDO---The entire Central Luzon Police force has been put on full alert status effective 12:00 noon of October 13 in time for the transport strike slated on October 16 and 17 and the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) on October 24 to 25 at Clark Freeport.
Police Regional Office III Director PCSupt. Amador V. Corpus said he odered for the full alert status to thwart any possible threats by terrorist groups who will
take advantage of the strike and ADMM to disrupt peace and order in Central Luzon.
“The full alert status was raised and I have directed all unit commanders within Region III to strengthen target hardening on all vital installations, economic key points as well as places of convergences and ensure high state of operational readiness to thwart any hostile action that may be launched by terror groups,” said Corpus.
“Also, all passes of Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel are cancelled and they are directed to remain intact in their respective units since strict accounting of personnel is conducted,” he added.
For the ADMM, PNP personnel will already be deployed as early as October 18 within the summit venues and areas where the delegates will be billeted to ensure their safety and security.