The National Capital Region Police Office is programmed to increase police visibility and make them more accessible to the people.
“In few days, streets of Metro Manila will be overwhelmed with uniformed policemen patrolling the beats on foot and on mobile patrols as police visibility is the paramount consideration of the NCRPO to prevent crimes,” said NCRPO director Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad.
Natividad required all office personnel from the police command districts, stations, sub-stations, and community precincts to perform patrol duties for a minimum of two hours.
“As the OIC-PNP said to uniformed personnel to go out of their comfort zones, even my personal staff and security will go out and perform patrol duties too. I will check, and if they are not in their area, I will make them explain,” he said.
The NCRPO chief also said all team leaders, supervisors and commanders must strictly supervise their personnel, and failure on their part to do so will mean their immediate relief form their posts.
“Three successive blunders from subordinate supervisors will result in the sacking of even the chiefs of police,” he said.
“The police must be on firearms and explosives control, police presence through checkpoints, foot patrols, mobile patrols and all necessary police work and interventions to uphold public safety and internal security in our region. We shall weed out illegal firearms and explosives within the streets of Metro Manila that may be used for possible commission of crimes,” he added.
In its anti-drug campaign, Natividad said they will continue the operations in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Justice, community leaders, and members of the media to ensure the round-the-clock availability of witnesses during evidence inventory.
“NCRPO is aligned to push hard on this campaign aiming to surpass the previous gleaming accomplishments. The renewed approach gears towards a glaring demand reduction on illegal drugs at par from the Double Barrel Reloaded program,” he said.
The NCRPO also stressed on giving attention to cybercrimes, saying criminal elements shifted avenues with the advent of technologies and popularity of social media.