Tagbilaran City’s anti-criminality action plan is in need of at least 11 legislative measures to support local law enforcement agency’s campaign against various crimes in the province’s capital city.
The implementation of Tagbilaran City’s anti-criminality action plan requires “amendments on some sections of the City Traffic Code providing administrative provision on admin fines to offenders willing to pay immediately the fines and allocation of revenue shares to the apprehending officers to boost the morale of PNP personnel”.
This was stated in the anti-criminality action plan submitted by Police Supt. Patricio Degay, acting city chief of police, that was recently approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
There are 10 other ordinances and resolutions that the city government, through the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC), shall create, as suggested by the city police.
Degay suggested that there shall be an “ordinance requiring the removal of helmet and headgear, hats, or caps when entering business establishments and commercial places”.
The anti-criminality action plan also requires a review and update of the curfew hour ordinance.
There shall also be an ordinance requiring all business establishments to provide at least two security cameras- -one installed inside the establishment and one outside the establishment- -to aid the police in the investigation on the occurrence of crime, and for crime prevention.
The implementation of the action plan also needs a resolution establishing Police Community Precinct (Dangpanan) in strategic areas.
It is also needed to have a resolution facilitating the creation of Police Auxillary Force in addition to force multipliers and selection of Barangay Intelligence Networks (BINs) which will be funded by the local government unit.
A resolution is also needed to request the local government unit to provide funding in the operation against illegal drugs.
The city police also requested the city government to come up with an ordinance relative to the liability of parents of children who are caught roaming or loitering around at the heart of the city without their presence.
There shall also be an “ordinance relative to impoundable offense to a motor vehicle and motorist violating the same”.
There shall also be an ordinance relative designation of an impounding area for the seized vehicles with its corresponding fines and penalty to address the occurrence of motor vehicle figuring in traffic accidents and road worthiness of a vehicle.
There shall also be an “ordinance prohibiting drinking of liquors in any public place and imposing administrative fines to violators.
Degay said that the city police station shall conduct random dry run on responding crime incidents and make strategic plans for possible apprehension of the criminals especially robbery groups.
The city police shall also conduct routine marksmanship and combat shooting training, in coordination with the local government unit.
There shall also be an information dissemination campaign on crime watching, crime observation, and monitoring for effective crime prevention.
There is also a need to strengthen the Motorcycle Anti-Street Crime Operatives (MASCO) and the widening of the coverage in far-flung areas to address the problem on limited manpower, and to implement the “no plate-no travel” policy to preempt the illegal activities of motorcycle-riding criminals.
Also under the action plan is the additional close intelligence monitoring by the city government’s Active Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) to serve as “eyes and ears” of the city police force; basic training for barangay tanods; organization and training of all the members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs).
Every barangay shall also be supervised by assigned PNP personnel for intelligence networking and monitoring, and effective crime prevention and reporting through the implementation of Pulis sa Barangay (PSB) Program.
The city police, through the respective PNP barangay supervisors, shall also actively organize groups from the different sectors of the barangay such as BPATs with barangay officials; barangay tanods; representatives from the youth, women, religious and other sectors; farmers’ organizations; and out-of-school youths. The PNP barangay supervisors shall also take charge of their orientation training and seminars.
The city police will also conduct random checkpoints, frequent police visibility patrols and barangay visitations.
Also under the action plan, the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council will sustain the campaign against illegal drugs.