Help in crime prevention

Dumaguete City Chief of Police (COP) PSUPT Jonathan Pineda calls for the participation of the community especially barangay officials to support the Philippine National Police (PNP) in crime prevention.

Pineda revealed in the recent Kapihan sa PIA forum on Community Partnership in Public Safety and Development in observance of July as Police Community Relations Month, that crimes cannot be solved by the police force alone, without the support of the community. Citing the spate of killings that are happening in the city which is mostly related to illegal drugs, Pineda explained that when police operatives respond to a crime they directly connect with people in the community for data and information gathering on the description and whereabouts of perpetrators. (By Leandria Pagunsan)