PRO1 intensifies manhunt of wanted persons thru “Implan Pagtugis 2011”

SAN FERNANDO CITY – The police regional office here has further intensified its manhunt of wanted persons with the implementation of “Pagtugis 2011”.

Police Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu said that in response to the 10-Point Action Plan of the PNP Chief, the Region I police has drawn “Pagtugis 2011” to effectively implement an enhanced system to account all issued arrest warrants, conduct reinvigorated operations against all wanted persons in the region, and ensure the service of warrants as prescribed by law.

Last November 24, Police Senior Superintendent Mansue N. Lukban, PRO1 deputy director for operations, presided over a coordinating meeting with PRO1 directorial staff officers for the purpose of putting in place and institutionalizing a sustainable system that will enhance existing methods used by PNP units in carrying out the service of warrants issued by the courts and to account all wanted persons in Region1.

“Pagtugis 2011” involves three processes to achieve its desired objective:  1) documentation, profiling and records management, which entails the inventory of issued warrants of arrest in coordination with judicial courts and other law enforcement agencies; profiling of wanted persons, creation and maintenance of database accessible to all police units; and establishment of a main repository entity of all warrants issued and served to ensure proper records management;  2) enforcement, which includes the creation of trackers/manhunt teams, strengthening of the warrant sections of all units, enhanced intelligence exchange, launching of case operations plans against wanted persons categorized as high value targets (HVTs), and effective utilization of barangay intelligence networks (BINs);  and 3) community involvement and awareness, which consists of the solicitation of the active involvement of the community and the support of Peace and Order Councils (POCs), creation and publication of posters bearing the pictures and names of wanted persons, and the issuance of appropriate media releases.

“With the implementation of Pagtugis 2011, we expect a more effective and efficient service of warrants and the arrest of more wanted persons in the coming days,” Bucayu said.#