Friday, July 5, 2013

Roxas - PNP closer to One Police, One Gun goalJuly 5, 2013

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Roxas - PNP closer to One Police, One Gun goalJuly 5, 2013

photo of Secretary Roxas distributing guns to police force Manila, Philippines - Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday/July 2 said the government’s acquisition of 74,879 units of Glock 17 Generation 4 9mm pistol worth P1.2 billion has moved it closer to the Philippine National Police’s goal of arming each police officer with a service pistol.

”Our goal is to achieve a ratio of one gun to one police officer,” Roxas said, after President Benigno Aquino III led in the distribution of 12,000 Glock pistols to PNP officers at Camp Crame.

The DILG chief said gone will be the days when about 55 percent of the 140,000-strong police force have no issued service firearms, and are just depending on divine intervention for their safety in implementing their peace and order and anti-criminality campaign.
Roxas and PNP Chief Alan Purisima assisted the President in the distribution of the 12,000 Glock 17 pistols, part of the second tranche of delivery by the winning bidder to certain police units and personnel in simple ceremonies held at the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame.

“The purchase of the Glock 17 Gen4 pistols is part of government’s efforts to standardize the procedures in the issuance of service firearms to all PNP uniformed personnel,” Roxas said in an interview.

“Dahil mapupunan na natin ang kakulangan ng ating Kapulisan sa baril, magiging crime deterrent na ito dahil hindi na sila mag-aalangan na umaksyon at gampanan ang kanilang mga tungkulin,” he added.



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