By Jennifer C. Tilos
The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) cited the Dumaguete City Police Station as the best in the province in its campaign against illegal drugs and the significant decrease in the number of crime incidents.
Based on the report, from January to October 2018 some P 3.4 million worth of illegal drugs were seized by the PNP in 61 operations across the city.
This is higher than last year’s P 816, 678.00 in 30 operations for the same period (January-October 2017).
Seventy-six persons were arrested for engaging in the illegal drugs trade in the first 10 months of the current year compared to 30 for the same period in 2017.
Sixty-seven cases have been filed from January-October 2018 higher than 30 cases in 2017.
There were 1,992 crime incidents reported from January-September 2017 compared to just 1, 222 in the same period in 2018.
This translates to 770 less crime representing a decrease of 38.65 percent.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and the City Council commended the accomplishments of the City PNP under its Chief-of-Police Supt. Jonathan D. Pineda even as they reiterated their continued support to the anti-crime operations of the local police.
Pineda recently received the Best City Police Station award and Best Unit in illegal Drugs accomplishment during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at NOPPO in Agan-an Sibulan with the theme: “Pagbabago sa hanay ng Pulis Hatid ay Ligtas ng Pamayanan Laban sa Korapsyon, Krime at illegal na Droga.”
Supt. Pineda attributed his success to the enthusiastic support of his subordinates in the police station and the city administration.