BAGUIO CITY (PIA) -- Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong commended the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) for their efforts and contribution in maintaining peace and order as well in their involvement in COVID-19 response in the City.
PLt.Col. Domingo Gambican, BCPO chief operations, reported during the monthly City Peace and Order Council that crime incidents significantly decreased for the last two months with the strategic deployment of personnel, close coordination with various stakeholders, deployment of “plain clothes” police personnel, and the implementation of curfew hour, liquor ban and other business regulations.
On the crime volume, BCPO reported 32 index crimes for the period September 11 to November 11, 2021, down by 17 or 32 percent from 53 compared to the same period last year, and for non-index crimes, there were 71 or down by 28 from 99 crimes reported for the same period in 2020.
On index crimes, BCPO records show one homicide case, nine physical injuries, nine rape, five robbery, five theft and two carnapping incidents of motor vehicle.
On non-index crimes, listed were one for unjust vexation, eight for acts of lasciviousness, two cases of malicious mischief, and one swindling estafa.
Traffic incidents went down as well from 119 cases to 97.
Magalong is asking the support of the public to be aware of their surroundings in their respective barangay to report suspicious activities and report it to the nearest police station or in barangay offices before a crime can be committed.
Aside from peace and security functions, the BCPO is also actively involved in the management of COVID 19 pandemic in the city especially in the enforcement of rules on minimum public health protocols in public places as well as in border control during the surge of cases. Some police officers were also tapped for contact tracing of close contacts of positive COVID -19 cases. (JDP/JBZ-PIA CAR)