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Angeles City wants 24/7 police visibility

ANGELES CITY — The city government is preparing for the deployment of police officers to maintain 24-hour police visibility throughout the city beginning on August 7, 2022.

This was discussed during a meeting held on July 26, 2022 at the Sangguniang Panlungsod, presided by Chief Adviser IC Calaguas who represented Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr.

Led by Colonel Diosdado Fabian, the Angeles City Police Office and its six police stations will conduct a simulation exercise on Aug. 3, 2022 for 24/7 police roving activities. 

Calaguas said this initiative of Mayor Lazatin is to ensure crime prevention, deploying the full force of the police along the streets especially in blindspots. 

In fact, there will also be a 24/7 911 hotline linked to the Angeles City Emergency Disaster Command Center to further minimize emergency response time. 

In addition, the city government has allotted a budget for the weekly gas allowance intended for the 24/7 police presence.

This is line with Lazatin’s vow during his inaugural speech to maintain peace and order in the city. 

The city has maintained a low crime rate for the past three years of Mayor Lazatin’s first term, saying he wants to keep it that way. 

“This effort of ensuring police visibility throughout the city will double our guard in safety and security,” Lazatin said.