Ba­colod po­lice urges biz­men to in­stall HD CCTV

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories - BY MERLINDA A. PE­DROSA

BA­COLOD City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) di­rec­tor Po­lice Colonel Henry Bi­nas urged the business es­tab­lish­ment own­ers in the city to in­stall high-def­i­ni­tion (HD) closed cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­eras to help solve street crimes.

Bi­nas said a lot of crimes can be eas­ily solved through the use of CCTVS, which can cap­ture the iden­tity of the per­pe­tra­tors.

“CCTV is a big help to de­ter­mine the iden­tity of the per­pe­tra­tors in the crimes like shooting, rob­bery, theft, among oth­ers,” he said.

Last month, a busi­ness­man was killed by uniden­ti­fied as­sailants on mo­tor­cy­cle at Cor­ner 17th Street, B.S Aquino Drive, Barangay 7, Ba­colod and the po­lice are hav­ing dif­fi­culty to iden­tify the per­pe­tra­tors.

Po­lice Cap­tain Leo Estopa, chief of Po­lice Sta­tion 2, ear­lier said that they se­cured copies of CCTV, but the footages are not clear to iden­tity the per­pe­tra­tors.

Bi­nas said he al­ready dis­cussed with Coun­cilor Al Victor Espino, chair­per­son of the City Coun­cil com­mit­tee on peace and or­der, for the pos­si­ble amend­ment of CCTV or­di­nance, which was passed in 2012.

He said Espino also as­sured that he will pro­pose an amend­ment to the poli­cies of CCTV’S or­di­nance.

Mean­while, Bi­nas also or­dered all the sta­tion chiefs to in­ten­sify its vis­i­bil­ity pa­trol to pre­vent the rob­bery in­ci­dents.

This, after last month the “mar­ti­lyo gang” robbed a pawn­shop in La­guna and took about P84 mil­lion worth of jew­el­ries.

Bi­nas also tasked the sta­tion chiefs to co­or­di­nate with the pawn­shop own­ers within their ar­eas of ju­ris­dic­tion to dis­cuss the se­cu­rity mea­sures and to en­sure that they have a CCTV and to alert their se­cu­rity guards.

“We should be vig­i­lant to avoid sim­i­lar in­ci­dent, let us be se­cu­rity con­scious all the time,” Bi­nas said.*

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