The Philippine National Police (PNP) is boosting its operational readiness and capability with the latest procurement of vehicles, firearms, and office equipment worth over Php969 million.
PNP Chief General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. led the presentation and blessing of the newly procured PNP mobility assets, weapons and equipment in Camp Crame on Friday, August 26, 2022.
“As we continue to mobilize our police units through operational plans, strategic measures and other crime prevention and solution initiatives, I would like to note that it is also important to continuously upgrade our equipment to further strengthen our anti-criminality campaign and other field operation strategies against illegal drugs, criminality, insurgency and terrorism,” PGen Azurin said.
The newly procured logistics were sourced from fund allotments of Capability Enhancement Programs (CEPs) 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, Congress-Introduced Initiative Appropriation FY 2021, and Trust Receipt 2018 worth Php 969,904,051.40.
These include 10 units 4×2 Patrol Jeep; 36 units 4×4 Personnel Carrier; 8,358 units 9mm Striker Fired Pistol; 8,500 units 5.56mm Basic Assault Rifle; 34 units 7.62mm Light Machine Gun; 4,900 units 5.56mm Basic Assault Rifle; 884 units Tablet Computer; and 2,005 units Enhance Combat Helmet.
Azurin said that new vehicles and tablet computers will be distributed to different municipal police stations across the country, while, firearms will be issued to PNP recruits, PNPA cadets, PNP Maritime Group and to the Regional Mobile forces and battalion.
The PNP top cop firmly believes that by boosting agency’s operational readiness through meeting logistical needs will immensely improve every PNP unit’s performance in securing peace and order in the country.
“Ang mga sasakyan at kagamitang ito ay napakalaking tulong sa ating mga police station upang mas lalo pa silang maging epektibo sa pagtupad sa kanilang tungkulin para sa mas maayos at mabilis na paghahatid ng serbisyo at pangangailangang pangseguridad ng ating mga kababayan,” Azurin added.