Davao City Police receives new vehicles

Subscribe Now October 21, 2013 at 07:49pm

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will be receiving brand new mobile patrol vehicles and motorcycles to address the lack of patrol assets.

The city purchased 22 Toyota Hi-lux patrol vehicles and 20 units of 125 cc motorcycles to augment the city police's current fleet of 20 patrol vehicles.

According to Frank Villaroman, head of the Public Safety Command Center the new motorcycles and pick-ups will be distributed to the different police stations for visibility patrols and "target hardening" against all forms of security threats.

The new patrol assets is the city's answer to the DCPO's request for new patrol vehicles to then newly-sworn Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in July.

DCPO chief Police Senior Superintendent Ronald Dela Rosa said that the current Toyota Tamaraw FX jitney type patrol vehicles are already 10 years old and are fit for replacement.

Aside from patrol cars and motorcycles, the DCPO policemen will be receiving their new Glock 17 pistols this month. The Glock pistols are part of the national government program to procure new service side-arm for the country's policemen.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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