Rodriguez asks more patrol cars, communication equipment for Cocpo
September 5, 2022 at 11:08 am, No commentsBy Alwen Saliring
Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) for more patrol cars and establish a communication system that would link all borders of police offices in Northern Mindanao.
Rodriguez raised the concerns of the local police when he attended the budget hearing of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on September 1.
The Cagayan de Oro lawmaker who is a member of the Regional Advisory Group for Police Transformation Development requested PNP Chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. to help procure the necessary funds for the establishment of a P29 million communication system that would link all borders of Northern Mindanao and the provincial, city and municipal police offices.
He also requested five additional police cars for the City Mobile Force, Mobile Patrol Unit, Traffic Unit of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), and two for the Regional headquarters.
Rodriguez said Azurin vowed to provide the said cars and coordinate with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the funds needed to complete the Police Regional Office-Northern Mindanao headquarters in Camp Alagar and provide P30 million required for the purchase of the lot currently occupied by the PNP headquarters in Barangay Carmen.
Rodriguez also called on the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to provide two additional prisoner cars for the Lumbia Jail.