PNP bares peace and order situation, accomplishments in So. Leyte
by Rebecca Cadavos
MAASIN CITY (8 December) -- For this year, the general peace and order situation of the province remains normal and under control despite its limited logistical and human resources, all within the two (2) Provincial Police Mobile Groups (PPMG) stationed at Sogod and San Juan towns, eighteen (18) municipalities and one (1) city comprising area of responsibility. PNP Acting Police Director Prudencio dela Cruz reported this morning.
Police Senior Superintendent Dela Cruz who will present during the Internal Security Operations (ISO) conference tomorrow, December 8 at R. K. Function House will report on their accomplishments for the period January-November 2006. He said that the crime volume recorded a total of 191 cases, compared to 218 cases crime of last year. A decreased of 27 crime incidents 0r 23%.
Out of the 191 crime volume, Index Crimes registered at 99 incidents as compared to 101 representing a decrease of 2 crime incidents or 2.02% recorded during the period. Non-Index Crimes which are mostly violations of special laws registered 92 incidents. The figure is lower by 25 incidents representing 21.36% decreased compared to 117 incidents committed during the same period in 2005, Dela Cruz revealed.
He further said that the Average Monthly Crime Rate (AMCR) is pegged at 4.4 per 100 thousand population compared to 5.04 of last year which posted a decreased of 1 or 20.4%. And for the period in review, our Crime Solution Efficiency (CSE) is posted at 97.9% compared to 89.6% of last year which posted an increased of 8.3%.
Furthermore, Dela Cruz disclosed that at present, PNP provincial office maintains a total personnel strength of 350 PNP personnel broken down into 26 Police Commission Officers (PCOs), 320 Police Non-Commission Officers (PNCOs) and 4 Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUPS). At present, 7 Municipal Police Stations (MPS) are led by PCO's while the rest are all PNCO's led. In mobility, 8 Patrol Cars and 8 service motorcycles that were all distributed to stations, while in communication, the office have 7 VHF Radio, 3 URC 187 and 1 UHF Harris, Dela Cruz further reported.
The ISO conference will also present the insurgency situation throughout the province with the 43rd IB Philippine Army led by Commanding Officer Col. Mario Lacurom in addition to the campaign on anti-illegal drugs, fishing, gambling, logging and campaign against child trafficking/abuse and loose firearms to be tackled. (PIA) [top]