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PRO1 celebrates 20th Police Community Relations Month

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- The 20th Police Community Relations Month Celebration here kicked off with the awarding of medals to Police Commissioned Officers (PCO), Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCO) and local government officials who have immensely contributed and supported the various PCR activities in their respective area of responsibility covering the period June 2014 to May 2015.

La Union Police Provincial Office was conferred the national award for Outstanding PPO in PCR; City of San Fernando Police Station as Outstanding City Police Station in PCR; and Police Superintendent Julius C. Suriben as Outstanding Senior PCO in PCR.

The Regional Award was given to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee R. Marcos – Outstanding Local Chief Executive in PCR; Senior Police Officer 1 John E. Zacarias, PCR Branch, Pangasinan PPO – Outstanding Senior PNCO of the year in PCR; Police Officer 3 Gina R. Dulay, Urdaneta City Police Station, Pangasinan PPO-Outstanding Junior PNCO of the year in PCR; Police Superintendent Julius C. Suriben, City of San Fernando Police Station, La Union PPO- Outstanding Junior PCO of the in PCR; Police Inspector Vanessa M. Gabot, City of San Fernando Police Station- Outstanding Junior PCO of the year in PCR; La Union Police Provincial Office-Outstanding PPO of the year in PCR; City of San Fernando Police Station- Outstanding City Police Station of the year in PCR; and Pozorrubio Municipal Police Station- Outstanding Municipal Police Station of the year in PCR

The theme for the month-long celebration: “Matibay na Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya, Simbolo ng Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran ng Sambayanan”.

In her message, NAPOLCOM-RO Director Evangeline R. Almirante, guest of honor and speaker, stressed the success of Region 1 police in its community relations initiatives as she cited the establishment of Police Community Assistance Referral Team (CART) that greatly created an impact to the community.

“Indeed, you have succeeded in enhancing and strengthening your relations with the community through your various programs and activities. The police presence having felt by the community significantly breeds trust and respect. Whatever gains we have achieved in fighting crimes are inarguable because of the indispensable active involvement of the community whom we have their trust and respect. Ultimately, this bridges the gap of the community to the police and vice versa,” Almirante said.

She added that fighting crime is everybody’s concern and there is so much to be done to nurture Region 1 a safer place to live, work and invest.

The month-long celebration includes the conduct of PCR related activities such as crime prevention and illegal drugs symposium, simulation drills, mobile blood donation, clean-up drives and tree planting in DENR identified areas.#