DAGUPAN CITY, July 16 (PIA) — The Dagupan City Police Station was declared as the country’s Best Police Community Relations Office in the city category.
The local police community relation programs initiated by the Dagupan police such as the “Pulis Mo, Ka-Text Mo,” “Kung May Krimen, Ireport Mo,” and “Batang Mahirap, Edukasyon Mo Sagot Ko,” prevailed over those of the cities of Makati, Pasay and Baguio.
Philippine National Police Director- General Nicanor A. Bartolome, said these programs have greatly enhanced the PNP’s crime prevention program in the city, especially in helping underprivileged children from committing juvenile related crimes through academic scholarships.
P/Supt. Romeo Caramat, Jr., DCPS chief of police, received the plaque of recognition from P/ Deputy Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, deputy chief for administration of the PNP, last week at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on the occasion of the kick-off ceremony for the 17th Police Community Relations Month celebration.
Caramat expressed elation that his efforts and accomplishments on police community relations had been recognized by the PNP chain of command.
“Ang mga ginawa natin ay matatawag nating beyond our duties as police officers. Ito yung tinitignan ng pamunuan ng PNP upang mapalapit sa taong-bayan,” (The activities that we have done are beyond our duties as police officers. This is what the PNP is looking into to endear the police force to the people), said Caramat.
The city’s crime solution batting average this year got a 93 percent approval from the PNP and Caramat acknowledged this as the result of the cooperation displayed by the community with the local police.
Another factor that contributed to the success is the trust and confidence of the local government unit, especially in logistical and financial support. LGU Dagupan provides the PNP with more than P2 million budget for a year, Caramat said.
The Dagupan city police station first bagged the Best PCR award six years ago when it won in the provincial, regional and national levels. (JCR/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan, with reports from CIO)