Baguio police forces carry on crime preventions, give recognition
by Alfe SJ. Tulagan
Baguio City (2 October) -- "Crime Prevention Month" might be over in September but the suppression of crime incidents remains on guard.
National Police Commission regional director Rodolfo Santos Jr. assured that even as the crime prevention month has ended, the police force is continuously doing crime suppression activities in the Cordillera.
This year's crime prevention month celebrated carried the theme "Kilos Sambayanan, Krimen ay Hadlangan".
The Cordillera ranks as the third most active region in crime prevention activities nationwide, but we remain alert in fighting crimes in the six provinces and one city of the region, Santos said.
One strategy is building linkages with other sectors to help the police it its crime prevention efforts. For one, the Asia-Pacific Theological School (APTS) has been tapped for the conduct of values formation seminar on issues of adolescence, drugs and sex, and to explain to the youth that they are valuable.
The police force with the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and other crime prevention units, will also talk to those involved in entertainment industry like the guest relation officers (GROs) in several bars in the city about sexually transmitted disease and gender and women empowerment.
As requested by the Department of Education here, they will bring their teams to other provinces to conduct crime prevention and suppression activities to curb crime incidents, he said.
During the culmination of the Crime Prevrtnion Month, the NAPOLCOM gave due recognition to individuals and agencies that contributed immensely in their functions.
Given certificate of appreciation were Atty. Francisco Bilog, UB-LEA; Thomas Bohnert and Jayesun Sherman, APTS; Jonathan Munar, DZEQ Radyo ng Bayan; P/Supt Napoleon Preciado; P/Supt Luzvilla Espiritu; P/Supt Joseph Adnol, DPCRD; P/Chief Insp Antonio Rayos; P/Chief Insp Edgar Apalla, PDEA; and F/Sr Insp Christine Cula, BFP-CAR.
Agencies in the region like DepEd, CHED, PIA, DILG, Patrol 117, CARTS, BJMP, BFP, PRO, CIDG, PDEA, RTMO, and BCPO were also given certificate of appreciation. (PIA-CAR) [top]