Elite unit go­ing af­ter mo­tor-rid­ing crim­i­nals

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Chris­tell Fa­tima M. Tud­tud/FPL

An elite mo­tor­cy­cle unit will be launched to­day by the Man­daue City Po­lice Of­fice to run af­ter mo­tor-rid­ing crim­i­nals.

MCPO Di­rec­tor Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Roberto Alanas said the unit will be called Man­daue Tac­ti­cal Re­sponse Unit (MTRU). Alanas said the unit will help de­ter crimes per­pe­trated by rid­ing in tan­dem and pro­vide traf­fic as­sis­tance to the pub­lic as well.

It will also help in­crease po­lice pres­ence in the streets es­pe­cially now that Christ­mas is near.

Chief In­spec­tor Joven Larga, in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of MCPO, said the launch of MTRU is ex­pected to help solve shoot­ing in­ci­dents in the city like what hap­pened to Po­lice Of­fi­cer 1 Mae Sas­ing.

Sas­ing was shot dead in Barangay Basak, Man­daue City while on her way home to Con­so­la­cion driv­ing her mo­tor­cy­cle. The sus­pect was her ex-boyfriend, Felix Tay­tayan, who al­legedly could not ac­cept that the vic­tim did not want him any­more.

Tay­tayan was ar­rested on November 3 in Madride­jos, Ban­tayan Is­land and is now fac­ing charges.

Larga said the MTRU will con­duct daily se­cu­rity pa­trols in the ar­eas of con­ver­gence or places that are full of peo­ple like pub­lic mar­ket.

"Mga per­son­nel natin ang i-tap, ma­bilis maka­pa­gre­spond ang po­lice natin," Larga said.

In line with the Christ­mas sea­son, Larga said they will set up po­lice as­sis­tance desks in com­mer­cial ar­eas within the city.

Man­daue City Mayor Gabriel Luigi Quisumb­ing promised to sup­port the ini­tia­tives of MCPO.

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