Talisay sets up 3 police community precincts
Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The City of Talisay has reactivated three police community precincts for better access to police services, quick response and to increase police visibility.

The three PCPs are located in Barangays Lawaan 1, Bulacao and Tangke.

“Before the start of the pandemic and early in our administration, the city created 3 PCP’s or police community precincts. By putting them in strategic locations such as Bulacao, Lawaan 1 and Tangke, it can surely complement the main police station in Poblacion. All we wanted to do was to bring the police services closer to the people and to increase police visibility within the City,” said Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. via Facebook.

The PCP was created by the City Government of Talisay and the Philippine National Police but when Covid-19 pandemic broke, police personnel had to be deployed for the enforcement of quarantine rules and the PCP’s were then converted into sleeping quarters of police officers detailed in checkpoints and quick response teams.

With active cases in the city now down to only four, it was decided that the PCPs will be reactivated with the reactivation ceremony led by Talisay City Police Station chief, Police Major Gerard Ace Pelare.

“During the height of the pandemic, police officers were stationed in different areas to implement protocols in regards to the present Covid situation. That’s why the PCP had to take a step back. Today, I am very happy that through the leadership of Major Pelare we reactivate all 3 police community precincts,” added Gullas.

Pelare expects that the reactivation of the PCPs will be an added boost to the crime prevention of the city.

PCP Tangke is led by Police Executive Master Sergeant Vincent Taladua with contact number 09151509705; PCP Lawaan is led by Police Master Sergeant Reynaldo Tañica Jr. (09064107656) and PCP Bulacao is led by Police Master Sergeant Antonio Asoy Jr. (09275370400).

“The ultimate goal from the start was to bring PNP services closer to the people while increasing police visibility in strategic areas in the city. Kung naa sad problema, mas dali maka-alarma atong mga PNP. We take a step closer to that goal today,” said Gullas. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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