THE Quezon City government on Friday donated an additional 50 mobile patrol vehicles for the Quezon City Police District to boost its mobility and improve its response time.
The 36-member city council passed a resolution to allocate P41.85 million and authorize Mayor Herbert Bautista to procure the vehicles.
Of the 50 new patrol cars, five have already been turned over to the QCPD during its 77th founding anniversary.
Bautista described the city’s donation as timely and vital considering the city had several important assets that needed to be secure.
Apart from the additional patrol cars, the mayor said the city government will also buy 500 Glock pistols, 500 bullet-proof vests, 150 motorcycles and anti-cybercrime equipment.
He bared plans to procure equipment that will boost the intelligence gathering system of the QCPD the National Capital Region Police Office.Since Bautista assumed office in 2010, Quezon City has already invested over P145 million to acquire additional vehicles and equipment for the city police.