Strengthening its campaign against crimes perpetuated on the internet, the Tagbilaran City Police Station (TCPS) has set up its own cybercrime desk.
The TCPS Anti-Cybercrime Desk was officially launched by PNP Region VII Anti-Cybercrime Division Chief P/Col. Fidel Fortaleza with TCPS chief Lt. Col. Homobuno Sayon, City Mayor Jane Yap and elements of the city police force.
TCPS Police Executive Service Office chief M/Sgt. Celso Orapa said setting up a cybercrime desk will facilitate the immediate investigation of illegal acts committed online as the public will now have a specific office where they can particularly go to for cyber-related incidents. This will also capacitate police investigation on cybercrimes.
“Mas gipaduol nato sa katawhan sa Tagbilaran ang opisina nga mahimong dangpan sa ilang reklamo kabahin sa cybercrimes o cyber-related offenses,” Orapa said.
The TCPS Anti-Cybercrime Desk, which will be headed by P/SSgt. Maria Teresa Sanchez, is established with the help of the Tagbilaran City Government.
According to Orapa, before having its own cybercrime desk, the TCPS would have to endorse cyber-related complaints to the Anti-Cybercrime Unit of the Bohol Police Provincial Office in Camp Dagohoy. (KB, RT)