SAN CARLOS CITY, Aug 4 (PIA) — The city government turned over police gears worth P3.5 million to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) division of the Philippine National Police (PNP) here last August 1 at the Bulwagan of the city.
In a simple turnover ceremony, Mayor Julier Resuello said the city government supports the police who risk their life and limb in their duties to preserve peace and order.
The San Carlos PNP led by its chief Marlon Tayaba was appreciative of the support they received from the city officials. He vowed to strengthen efforts of the police force to make the city peaceful and orderly.
Tayaba noted that in the 3rd district of Pangasinan, only San Carlos has ample SWAT gears that could be instrumental in helping neighboring towns.
Newly installed officer-in-charge of Pangasinan Police Office senior superintendent Mariano Versoza was impressed with the support and coordination that the city officials and police have for one another.
Versoza said that several trainings on different courses for cops are being prepared by his office.
City information officer Rachel Sapigao said the items turned over include 20 ballistic vests, 20 ballistic helmets, 10 pairs elbow pads, 10 pairs knee pads, 20 tactical goggles, 20 tactical gloves, 20 flashlights, two ballistic entry shields, two battering rams, 20 tactical gas masks, two bolt cutters and 10 police duty vests.
The city government has also turned over 30 pistols, two vehicles and three big bikes for the police last year, said Sapigao. (JCR/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)