PNP obtains 576 million pesos in means of transport and communication

February 9, 2022 | 3:38 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police has formalized its acquisition of additional units of maritime and land mobile assets as well as communication equipment to its inventory to support police operations, it announced in a statement sent to the media on Wednesday.

Police General Dionardo Carlos, head of the PNP, led police leaders in blessing and receiving new stocks of equipment worth over 576 million pesos at the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame this morning there.

“We can only return our gratitude through better policing to the people,” Carlos said as he thanked the Duterte administration for what he said was its “responsiveness to the operational needs of the PNP to accomplish our mission of law enforcement and public safety”.

The PNP said among the latest additions to the PNP boat fleet were ten police high-speed tactical craft powered by 250 horsepower triple engines.

The new craft will augment the existing fleet of police gunboats currently in service with the PNP Maritime Group and the Special Action Force for maritime policing operations and preventive patrol along the country’s 36,000 kilometers of coastline and coastal borders. .

The latest supply batch also includes 34 6-wheel utility trucks, 123 4×2 patrol vehicles, 170 low-band VHF tactical radios and 1,628 portable digital mobile radio transceivers.

Carlos said the latest procurement program for the new equipment was administered by the PNP’s Tenders and Rewards Committee chaired by Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr., director of comptrollership.

The procurement program was funded by the PNP Capacity Building Program for the years 2020 and 2021.

“These communication vehicles and equipment form the backbone of field policing operations which are expected to further enhance police patrols and visibility in the land and sea environment to meet the demands of greater police presence in the communities under high COVID alert levels, and to support KASIMBAYANAN SAFE initiatives for the upcoming 2022 national and local elections,” Carlos said.

Especially with more communications equipment available, we can now provide a quick and immediate response to calls for police assistance and emergency response.”

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