PNP receives over 3000 new cars and equipments

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On Monday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) received over 3,800 pieces of equipment valued at P398,219,400 for its modernization program.

The official commissioning of the equipment and supplies at Camp Crame, Quezon City, was led by PNP Chief Gen. Dionardo Bernardo Carlos.

Maj. General Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee, stated that the following items were given to the personnel: 161 patrol jeeps, 594 Tactical Vest Level 3A1, 389 Upgrade Plates Level 4, 3,106 Undershirt Vest Level 3A, 10 units Rapid Deployment CCTV System, one lot of assault rifles, and 22 units integrator.

Azurin said in a statement that the new vehicles, force protection, and IT equipment were paid for with supplemental appropriations for the Capability Enhancement Program 2019, 2020, and 2021.

PNP Logistics BGen Acting Director Ronaldo Olay stated that the patrol vehicles would be distributed to qualified police stations.

According to Carlos, the vehicles and equipment will help police patrol operations. In times of national health crisis, he said, the personnel are expected to step up their security efforts in communities.

Furthermore, the tactical and undershirt armor vests will be distributed to Provincial Mobile Force Companies and police stations. The Directorate for Operations will receive the rapid deployment CCTV systems, and the integrators will be assigned to Police Regional Offices.

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