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Deputy Chief PNP: “Valley Cops one of the best performing Regional Police”

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Police Lieutenant General Fernando H. Mendez Jr., Deputy Chief Philippine National Police (PNP) commended the performance of the Valley Cops of Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) headed by Police Brigadier General Jose Mario Espino.

On September 2, yesterday, the PNP celebrated the 118th Police Service Anniversary with a theme: “Pinaghusay na Serbisyo, Alay sa Sambayanang Pilipino” which was graced by Mendez.

Mendez commended the accomplishments of the valley cops for successfully fighting the crimes in their area of responsibility. “I am humbled to inform everyone that in our campaign against illegal drugs from October 2018 to present, PRO2 has listed a total of 946 arrest, 16 DPO, 402 surrenderers and 206 tokhang activities. The consorted efforts of the Valley Cops and force multipliers have borne fruits as manifested by the steady decreasing trend of crime incidents”, he added.

Meanwhile, crime incidents recorded by PRO2 from July 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017, 16, 915; 13, 026 crime incidents from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018; and 9, 252 incidents from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019. According to the data, it shows that there is a 22.99% decrease of crime incidents from 2017 to 2018 and a 28.97% decrease from 2018 to July 31, 2019.

Espino was proud for the accomplishments of his men for conducting the recent Drug summits. “The conduct of the first ever Provincial Tokhang Reponders Drug Summit has brought positive impact and has gathered a total of 10,285 tokhang responders”, he said.

Broken down, Nueva Vizcaya has 2000 tokhang responders, Cagayan has 4881, Santiago City has 422, Quirino has 600 and Isabela has 2382.

On PNP public trust

During an interview with General Mendez, it was explained that the public trust issues have gone up because the continuous support of the present administration.

“I don’t have the exact details right now but according to what I know based on the surveys, that trust of the people since President Duterte has rose from its previous numbers. There is an improvement in public trust”, Mendez said.

Furthermore, PRO2 was recently awarded in Manila for being a top performer for Police Service. |northernforum.net|

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