Crime Prevention Summit set Oct. 2

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) will organize the Crime Prevention Summit on Oct. 2 at Grand Men Seng hotel to educate especially barangay captains and homeowners on helping to curb crimes in residences and malls.

Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum, director of DCPO, said yesterday in AFP-PNP press conference that this would be joined by 500 participants, including barangay captains, mall and hotel security groups, security officers and heads of homeowner associations.

“Unfortunately, there are still criminals who can enter the subdivisions, which are beyond the control of the police. We could not simply enter a subdivision without official business,” Tagum said.

As of last week alone, DCPO recorded 24 crimes, including theft and physical injury, which happened in subdivisions. There were also two incidents of shoplifting in malls.

Tagum said they aim to brief the participants on the crime trend, actual crime situation, information on terrorist and crime groups and modus operandi. They would also show crime map and crime clock, which plot on where and when the crime is prevalent.

The participants would also be educated on the do’s and don’ts to prevent them from being victims.

In the summit, Tagum said they would have a call to action to get the support of the homeowner associations and security groups. He said they should also let the police enter the subdivisions and malls to help prevent crimes.

“We will also empower the communities and urge them to conduct Ronda patrol,” Tagum said.

The DCPO will also boost public awareness campaign. They would initially distribute 1,000 security manuals to households in the city. The manuals, Tagum said, are part of the soon-to-be launched Oplan Iron Fortress, or fortification of residents toward a restful environment that is secured and safe.

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