Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:46
Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) regional director Chief Supt. Atty. Napoleon Estilles yesterday turned over 10 newly purchased motorcycles and 4 reloading machines of Caliber .45 and 9mm pistols intended for the use of the various units under the regional command.
Estilles told Zamboanga Today that the initial number of motorcycle units will be issued to the different police units purposely to help them in their internal security program.
Estilles turned over the units to the chief of the Regional Logistic Division Sr. Supt. Edwin de Ocampo for proper recording and distribution.
The regional police chief revealed that the PRO9 program aims to advance the capability of the police force and also upgrade the firearms and utilities in order to improve their performance and services to the populace.
On the other hand, De Ocampo disclosed that the 10 motorcycle units will be distributed to 9th Regional Public Safety Company (9RPSB)-4; Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO)-1; Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office (ZDNPPO)-1; Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZDSPPO)-1; Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO)-2 and PRO9 headquarters-1.
De Ocampo said the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters is also allocating 6 units of 200cc Yamaha motorcycles to be distributed to the different police stations in Rizal and Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte; San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur; Alicia, Diplahan and R.T. Lim, all in Zamboanga Sibugay.
De Ocampo added that the bullet reloading machines will be issued to the 3 provincial police offices and the city police office.
He said that they are also expecting the issuance of additional mobiles from the PNP headquarters to PRO9 for the use during the upcoming 2013 Senatorial and Local Elections.
The PRO9 is also waiting for the firearms that were allocated by the police national headquarters for the policemen without issued handguns.
By Eugene A. Lasprilla