The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has launched a new project dubbed “Mobile Police Outpost” meant to provide prompt and swift police response and assistance in Metro Manila.
NCRPO director Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said the project involves a rolling station for police patrollers as their standby point most accessible to people, bringing police assistance 24/7 to the communities.
He said the outposts would be visible mostly in commercial areas, transportation hubs, and other crowded areas and places of convergence to deter crimes, and maintain peace and order.
Estomo said he devised the mobile police outpost to be deployed in the region in line with the NCRPO’s project called SAFE (Seen, Appreciated and Felt).
NCRPO spokesman Lt. Col. Dexter Versola and chief information officer Maj. Anthony Alising led the demonstration for the media people of a prototype mobile outpost in front of the Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City, the largest exchange terminal in the country.
The outposts with wheels will be manned by police officers ready to assist the public in times of emergencies and extend safety services as the need arises.
The mobile outposts could easily move around and quickly respond to areas needing police presence, including parks and other traditionally crowded places.
Estomo earlier said that the people could expect more of such projects in Metro Manila.
The NCRPO was programmed to increase police visibility and make them more accessible to the people, he said.
Earlier on, it required all personnel of the police command districts, stations, sub-stations, and community precincts to perform patrol duties in a minimum of two hours.
All team leaders, supervisors and commanders must strictly supervise their personnel, Failure to do so would mean immediate relief form their posts.