DAGUPAN CITY, June 6 (PIA) -– The police force in the city distributed crime prevention leaflets to at least 20 public schools here in time for the opening of classes on Monday.
PO2 Rodrigo Vinluan of the Police Community Relations Office said cops were dispersed during the first hour yesterday to distribute the leaflets captioned ‘Mamang Pulis Patnubay sa mga Mag-aaral.’
“We encouraged the students to read the flyers for their own good,” Vinluan said during the Pantongtongan Tayo radio program of the Philippine Information Agency on Thursday.
The crime prevention tips for students was divided into two categories: safety in the streets and walkways, and safety inside public vehicles.
Part of the safety tips in the streets advise the students to refrain from talking to strangers and from wearing expensive jewelries which may catch the attention of robbers; avoid walking alone especially in streets with no lights and; refrain from getting help from strangers who offer to give them a ride home.
In riding public vehicles, commuters are advised to write down the plate number of the vehicle; take extra care of wallets and other belongings; refrain from putting out hands and arms outside the vehicle as this encourages stealers to commit crime aside from the fact that it is dangerous.
In cases of hold-up inside vehicles, students are advised to give their belonging and not to fight back so as not to get hurt. It is not advisable to jump off the vehicle, Vinluan said.
Students and even the public are advised to be vigilant and be aware of their surroundings to prevent crimes and above all, pray to seek guidance from God.
The distribution of leaflets is a joint project of the Police Community Relations and Family Juvenile Gender and Development Division and the Tactical Operations Center which can be reached at telephone numbers 515- 3123 or 515- 6536. (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)