NOCPPO ex­ceeds pre­vi­ous ac­com­plish­ments

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THE Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice’s (NOCPPO) 2019 first se­mes­ter ac­com­plish­ments gen­er­ally ex­ceeded its ac­com­plish­ments in the same pe­riod in 2018.

From Jan­uary to June this year, its Crime Clear­ance Ef­fi­ciency in­creased from 80.42 per­cent to 85.28 per­cent while the Crime So­lu­tion Ef­fi­ciency hiked from 62.71 per­cent in the first se­mes­ter of 2018 to 72.73 per­cent in first se­mes­ter of 2019.

Crime Clear­ance Ef­fi­ciency refers to cases filed in court and the sus­pect is not ar­rested while Crime So­lu­tion Ef­fi­ciency refers to cases filed in court and sus­pect is ar­rested.

Crime in­ci­dents recorded for the eight fo­cus crimes which in­clude mur­der, homi­cide, phys­i­cal in­jury, rob­bery, theft, car­nap­ping, mo­tor­nap­ping and rape, reached 624 while there were only 456 in­ci­dents recorded.

Po­lice Ma­jor Edi­son Garcia, NOCPPO in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer, who faced the me­dia in in be­half of NOCPPO Pro­vin­cial Direc­tor Po­lice Colonel Romeo Baleros dur­ing its reg­u­lar weekly press con­fer­ence, at­trib­uted the lower crime in­ci­dence in their sus­tained im­ple­men­ta­tion of the In­te­grated Pa­trol De­ploy­ment Plan (IPDP) and its En­hanced Man­ag­ing Po­lice Op­er­a­tions (EMPO).

For the first se­mes­ter, NOCPPO was able to seize 1,641.94 grams of sus­pected shabu with a to­tal Dan­ger­ous Drugs Board value of P16,419,400 from 345 suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tions and 855 cases were filed in vi­o­la­tion of the RA 9165 or the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act.

NOCPPO was also able to con­duct 200 anti-gam­bling op­er­a­tions that led to the ar­rest of 535 in­di­vid­u­als with 106 cases filed in court.

Mean­while, in June last month, five wanted per­sons with mur­der cases were ar­rested in Hi­ma­may­lan City. A to­tal of 765 per­sons with war­rants of ar­rest were ar­rested in the first six months of the year.

This is aside from the 112 in­di­vid­u­als ar­rested from its 164 suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tions against il­le­gal firearms and yielded 133 firearms con­fis­cated and 106 cases filed in court.

To­tal crime vol­ume de­creased by seven per­cent from 1,491 re­ported crime in­ci­dents in Jan­uary to June 2018 ver­sus the 1,386 crime in­ci­dents recorded in the same pe­riod this year.

EAD-PIA6 PHOTO

PO­LICE Ma­jor Edi­son Garcia, In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer of the Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice dur­ing NOCPPO’S weekly press con­fer­ence at the Me­dia Lounge in­side the Camp Al­fredo Mon­telibano Sr. Head­quar­ters in Ba­colod City.

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