DAGUPAN CITY â€“ The Dagupan City Police Station (DCPS) was again awarded as Best City Police Station in Region 1 during the 115th Police Service Anniversary held at Police Brigadier General Oscar M Florendo Camp in Parian, San Fernando City, La Union on September 2.
The award was presented by Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald â€˜Batoâ€™ dela Rosa to Police Superintendent Neil O. Miro, Dagupan City Police Station Chief of Police, during the awarding ceremony attended by top government officials like 5th District Congressman Amado T. Espino Jr., Pangasinan Governor Amado â€˜Pogiâ€™ Espino III, La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel â€œPacoyâ€ R. Ortega III, among others.
Barangay Carael Punong Barangay Luzviminda Velasquez was also awarded a Certificate of Recognition for having facilitated the most number of drug personalities who surrendered to the police under the PNPâ€™s Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan (Project Double Barrel or Oplan Tokhang) in the city.
Of the nine cities in Region 1, Dagupan was cited for having the most remarkable accomplishments covering the last fiscal year of 2015.
DCPS Chief Miro gave credit to the former DCPS Chief Christopher N. Abrahano for the award as the evaluation was conducted during the time when the latter was still the chief of police of DCPS.
He likewise commended the men and women of DCPS for maintaining a high level of performance in keeping with their duties and responsibilities.
Miro also gave credit to Mayor Belen T. Fernandez for the cityâ€™s relentless support, logistically and financially.
Fernandez has provided the DCPS with a number of motorcycles and vehicles in support of their operations, the most recent of which were three new Toyota vios since she was the mayor in 2013 on top of the gasoline provision for police visibility and quick response operations.
“We thanked the mayor for her passion to support us in our operation especially in our campaign against illegal drugs. Soon we will launch a program in the city to further our campaign against this illegal activity,” said Miro. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/ Sept. 3, 2016)