Angeles City—The city government under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. is preparing for the deployment of police officers in maintaining 24-hour police visibility throughout the city beginning August 7.
This was discussed during a meeting held on July 26 at the Sangguniang Panlungsod, presided by Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas.
The Angeles City Police Office led by Colonel Diosdado Fabian, with its six police stations, will conduct a simulation exercise on Aug. 3 for the 24/7 police roving activities.
Calaguas said this initiative of Lazatin is to ensure crime prevention, deploying the full force of the police along the streets especially in “blind spots.”
There will also be a 24/7 911 hotline linked to the Angeles City Emergency Disaster Command Center to further minimize emergency response time.
In addition, the city government has allotted a budget for the weekly gas allowance intended for the 24/7 police presence.
This is in line with Lazatin’s vow during his inaugural speech to maintain peace and order in the city.
The city has maintained a low crime rate for the past three years of Mayor Lazatin’s first term, saying he wants to keep it that way.
“This effort of ensuring police visibility throughout the city will double our guard in safety and security,” Lazatin said.