PNP provincial director supervises checkpoints amid spate of killings

November 11, 2015 7:37 am 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 10 –- The OIC provincial police director of Negros Oriental, Sr. Supt. Dionardo Carlos, on Tuesday supervised the conduct of a checkpoint in Dumaguete City, the provincial capital, in the wake of the spate of killings in this city.

While it is uncommon for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) to conduct a check point and command traffic in Dumaguete City, Sr. Supt. Carlos took to the streets and led the team to carry out the checkpoint at the busy Cervantes Street in support of the city’s campaign to implement the no plate, no travel policy as embodied in Administrator Order No. 96.

As a result, scores of motorists were apprehended for various offenses ranging from driving without license, motorcycles without registration papers, with expired registration papers, and other related violations punishable under Republic Act 4136.

The most important thing that happened was the profiling of motorcycles without plate numbers that were left behind by their respective drivers apparently to avoid apprehension upon seeing the presence of the check point.

Unattended motorcycles were recorded and photographed to help police with their investigation especially in shooting incidents involving riding in tandem suspects or in snatching incidents involving motorcycles without plate numbers.

This developed as Oplan Lambat Sibat, a crime prevention effort using deliberate, programmatic and sustained police operations is being cascaded in the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO).

Policemen deployed in the 2nd congressional district of Negros Oriental have completed the two-day cascading of the program, one of the main features of which is the conduct of checkpoints, Oplan Bakal-Sita, mobile patrol, beat patrol and Oplan Bulabog to be supported by a scientific crime reporting from the Police Community Precincts up to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Sr. Supt. Carlos explained Lambat Sibat is actually a crime control strategy focused on seven major crimes, to include murder, homicide, carnapping, robbery, among others.

Cascading for the third district will start Wednesday.

Under the system, weekly reviews and assessment of the crimes committed will be conducted, and finding solutions based on the statistics and data that are available, he pointed out. (PNA)

LAP/JFP/JUANCHO GALLARDE

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