Nineteen days before year 2022 ends. Philippine National Police Chief, Police General Rodolfo S Azurin Jr led the year-end PNP Command Conference in the afternoon of December 19, 2022, at PNP Multi-Purpose Center in Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City.
The top-level command activity was attended by the members of the Command Group, Inspector General of Internal Affairs Service (IAS), Commanders of Area Police Command, Directorial Staff, Personal Staff, National Support Units Directors, Regional Directors of Police Regional Offices, District Directors, National Capital Regional Office (NCRPO), SPA to the DILG, Chief, FEO, SOSIA, SEAs Command Group, Spokesperson of the PNP and Chief NUPAD.
The highlights of the conference are the briefing presentation of Updates on the Security Situation and Threat Assessment, and Forecast for the Yuletide Season, National Crime Situation and Updates on Rape Cases, Operational Accomplishments, the Kasimbayanan Project, Updates on Crime Situation, Anti-Crime Efforts and Deployment during the Yuletide Season.
“The successful outcome of the major events that unfolded during the year is the result of sheer hard work, careful planning and preparation by PNP Units,” PGen Azurin said in his message.
According to PGen Azurin, the challenge now is to sustain our gains, especially these coming days when the traditional public activities associated with the yuletide shall keep people busy on a spending spree in shopping malls and commercial centers, night markets, and holiday destinations.
He also emphasized the outlook for the coming yuletide season, such as crime trends in December which are expected to be lower than in previous months, attributed to the 85% deployment of PNP personnel in major vital installations, the mobilization of force multipliers to augment support to local police units in security operations, continuous checkpoints and chokepoints, timely release of infographics on safety tips to avoid being victimized by cyber criminals, and the intensive operations against manufacturers, resellers, and users of illegal firecrackers and pyro technique devices.
PNP Chief Azurin also reminded all commanders to be on the lookout against indiscriminate firing before, during, and after the yuletide season. There shall be no mercy to PNP personnel who will be involved in this illegal activity, while immediate superiors will be held accountable, too.
There will be no muzzle-taping of personnel’s firearms for this year since Azurin has complete confidence that uniformed personnel will not use their firearms in the holiday revelry.
Further, PGen Azurin also said that the Special Action Force and all the 17 Regional Mobile Force Battalions nationwide will be put to highest alert for any possible tactical engagements and harassments against government forces as the Communist’s Party of the Philippines mark its 54th anniversary on December 26, 2022. “It is during this time that policemen should be on alert and people should see more cops on the street as it is expected that criminals would go around preying on the public”, PGen Azurin added.