TCPO: Tacloban generally peaceful, safe
TACLOBAN CITY – The newly assumed Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) Director Police Senior Superintendent Michael David in a report made during the joint City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) and City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) last Thursday, January 10, 2019, said that this city remains safe and conducive to business.
Citing the local Police Situation Report, David attributed the “safe status” of the highly urbanized city due to the vigorous crime operation conducted by the TCPO and implied that the Local Police Office has 99.66 percent crime solution efficiency.
According to the Situation Report, Crime Volume in the City last year was recorded at 1,895 incidents; 370 incidents lower than 2017 which recorded 2,265 incidents.
Likewise, there were no significant crimes or incidents recorded for the period and no organized crime groups and private armed groups in the city as validated by the PNP Regional Intelligence group.
The Index crimes or crimes against person and property in 2018 registered 454 incidents, 81 incidents lower than 2017. Breakdown of Index Crimes last year: Crimes Against Persons – 169 and Crimes Against Property 285, dramatically lower than statistics posted for 2017.
The TCPO Chief also reported the zero incidence of Stray Bullet, indiscriminate firing of firearms, and firecrackers injuries during the holidays.
As for the drug operations, the TCPO reported conducting 114 last and arresting 135.
Meantime, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Director Edgar Jubay suggested to the Joint Council Meeting the creation of the Interdiction Units (SIOs) in seaports along the city to be composed by a composite team of Coast Guard Police and PDEA Personnel.
The proposed SIOs will effectively curtail the entry of illegal drugs and contrabands to the City, Jubay said.
The meeting was presided on behalf of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez by Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin. – H. J. Roca/CIO
Photos: K.E. Napala/CIO