The city police force drafted a Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan to preempt the surge of crimes that is inevitable in growing business climate.
The Committee on Peace, Public Order and Safety chaired by Councilor Eliezer Borja tackled the memorandum on the Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan sent by Police Supt. Patricio Degay Jr., acting city chief of police, to Mayor John Geesnell Yap II through the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the first week of August.
Based on the memorandum of the city police dated March 17, 2017, Borja’s committee concluded that “the Tagbilaran City Police Station must have an action plan in response to different criminal acts within the city”.
According to Borja, the action plan “will strengthen the government’s campaign on anti-criminality, internal security and anti-terrorism”.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod passed a resolution approving the Tagbilaran City Police Station’s Anti-Criminality Action Plan.
It is stated in the resolution that the city government needs to strengthen its “campaign on anti-criminality, internal security and anti-terrorism, in order to preempt and prevent their nefarious activities”.
Borja also explained that the action plan can be implemented efficiently through the partnership between the city government and the city police force.
“Approving the Tagbilaran City Police Station’s Anti-Criminality Action Plan will help in the protection of lives and properties, enforce all laws and ordinances, maintain peace and order; ensure public safety and internal security towards the attainment of a safer place to visit, live, work and do business,” Borja stated in the resolution.
Burglary is one of the concerns of the city police wherein authorities initially theorized that drug addiction is one of the common factors among the suspects identified.
The city police force is watching on a family in Calceta St. in barangay Cogon that has been known for burglary.
A suspect in burglary at around 10 a.m. on July 6 in sitio Karaw-an in barangay Dampas was traced to such family.
The suspect , identified as Alvin Jay Adlisan, who just turned 18 in June was caught in a CCTV footage climbing the gate of the boarding from where he stole a laptop of one of the boarders.
The boardmates of the victim chased him up to the area near the Shell gasoline station, but the suspect threw the stolen laptop he placed in bag to stop the boardmates of the vctim from pursuing him.
When it was reported to the city police station, it was learned that the suspect had already been tagged in 50 incidents of burglary.
The suspect had also been seen hanging around Plaza Rizal across the St. Joseph Cathedral.
The city police also continued conducting buy-bust operations against drug peddlers, in consonance to the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs.
The city government also constantly followed up the barangays in the implementation of the provincial government’s purok power movement campaign to strengthen vigilance against terrorism and illegal drugs problem.
Also in support to the law enforcement agencies, the city government had urged business establishments to install CCTV cameras.
The city government also provided the lot where the newly completed PNP building within the City Hall compound.