Mati PNP submits to operational readiness and security check
By Neela G. Duallo
City of Mati (12 October) -- All set, ready, rearing and exuding with confidence, the Mati PNP went through the annual General Inspection and Operational Readiness Security Inspection with satisfactory rating.
Mati Chief of Police Police Sr. Inspector Candido Suralta, Jr., disclosed that they were prepared for the inspection conducted recently.
"We are doing our best despite the limitations that we have", Suralta said.
Suralta admitted that the Mati-PNP lacks manpower and needs to beef up its forces.
The inspection is an annual activity of the Phil. National Police to check on the effectiveness, readiness and operational flow of every police station.
Part of the routine inspection is the physical and material accounting of the firearms.
Suralta added that the annual inspection is a qualifying event to the search for the "Most Outstanding Police Station", and "Most Outstanding Chief of Police".
From the evaluation among the police stations in the province, one gets selected and vies for the honor in the regional level. The regional winner will then compete for the national honor of the prestigious search for well deserving police officers and police stations.
"What is important for us at the Mati PNP is that we are doing our duties religiously and dutifully for the people," Suralta stressed.
Elements from the Internal Affairs Service led by Sr. Police Supt. Alfonso Nepomuceno led the inspection team.
The routine inspections were held simultaneously in the City of Mati, and other municipalities of Davao Oriental.
The Mati-PNP is in the midst of a relentless efforts toward improving police services with a focus on juvenile delinquents, strengthening barangay consultation and value formation program.
Suralta is also grateful to the support of the city government, paving the way to a streamlined police action particularly the operational component of the Mati-PNP services.
In one of the meetings of the Provincial Peace and Order Council, Mati City Mayor Michelle Rabat also revealed a plan to put up a crime laboratory in the city.
The city government has prepared an area for the purpose and even offered to provide office supplies for the crime laboratory, to include manpower, like technician, doctors, ballistician, among others. (PIA XI/DXHM) [top]