NCRPO districts told: Cut crimes by 50%

Manila, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) yesterday directed its five district directors to reduce street crimes by at least 50% after identifying five crime-prone areas in Metro Manila.

NCRPO Director Marcelo Garbo identified the five crime prone areas as Monumento, Caloocan; Baclaran, Pasay City; University Belt Area of Convergence (U-BAC); Kalentong, Shaw Boulvard, Mandaluyong and EDSA corner E. Rodriguez Avenue, Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City.

"Give emphasis on street crimes. Reduce street crimes by at least 50%," Garbo told his five district directors during a command conference held at the Southern Police district Office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Garbo said the five areas were identified as crime-prone due to heavy foot traffic and busy thoroughfares.

Garbo instructed Senior Supt Marcelo Morales, Chief of the Regional Operations Division, to detail additional for police forces to the identified hot spot areas to intensify police presence, anti-criminality operation in the area, to provide quick response and improve crime prevention and solution.

He required all commanders to account all crimes and be accurate on the reporting of crime statistics, crime trend analysis for effective utilization in crime fighting.

The NCRPO chief further said that handy collapsible police outpost will be established in the areas detected as crime prone to provide police presence even during rainy days as it serves as shades for the policemen so that they will not leave their post.

Garbo said that he will be strict with attendance and performance of duties as he is particular with proper police decorum and "Tamang Bihis".

He urged public participation and cooperation in busting street crimes. advising people to be on alert and cautious with their belongings when mingling with the crowd.

The NCRPO chief encouraged the public to report immediately any security concern and information to the police for immediate crime solution and prevention.

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