PRO1 turns over 538 new pistols to police stations

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Police Regional Office 1 Director Police Chief Superintendent Ricardo C. Marquez turned over 538 Generation 4 Glock 17 9MM Pistols to  Provincial Police Office (PPO) directors in a simple ceremony held here Dec 2.

Marquez said the equipment came from the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, and is a continuation of the distribution of the new PNP standard gun.

Another 777 guns are  expected to be distributed soon, the regional director said.

Of the 538 pistols distributed, 155 were given to Pangasinan PPO, 119 to La Union, 125 to Ilocos Sur, and 139 to Ilocos Norte.

The guns will be a big boost to the capability of the Ilokandia police especially    those that patrol the streets, Marquez said.

“It is important that our patrollers get the proper equipment, particularly a gun, but it is more important that the members have the proper skills, attitude and disposition,” he said.

A police must have to pass  the different phases of fundamental marksmanship and firearm courses before he can be issued the standard gun.#