NCRPO receives new equipment donated by Korean gov’t
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) officially received on Thursday new firearms and equipment from the Korean government, which will be used for anti-crime operations, according to NCRPO Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar.
During a program inside NCRPO Heaquarters at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City, several mobile assets, including 36 units of Hyundai Starex vans, 24 Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks, and five rubber boats were presented to the public.
Tactical items such as five Negev light machine gun rifles, 851 pieces of undershirt vests, 168 ballistic helmets were also part of the donation.
The NCRPO said these items were distributed to the five police districts in the region — the Northern Police District, Quezon City Police District, Manila Police District, Eastern Police District, and Southern Police District.
NCRPO’s Regional Mobile Force Battalion and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Presidential Security Force Unit will also receive part of the donation.
According to Eleazar, the donation gives NCRPO a significant boost in its ability to fight crime and enhance its patrol operations. He said this gives police personnel no reason to perform badly in their job to safeguard their jurisdiction.
“With such capabilities, NCRPO Districts shall be able to fight crimes and maintain peace and order within their area of responsibility,” Eleazar said in a statement.
He also thanked the Korean government for the donation and asked district directors to use the items only in the exercise of official duties.
“Use them solely for its main purpose and take care of them like your own,” Eleazar told his men. /ee