SAN CARLOS CITY. A 3.5 million pesos worth of SWAT gear was turned over to the city police by the city government on Aug. 1, 2012, 9:00 A.M. at the Bulwagan of San Carlos City Hall.
Mayor Julier Resuello and Vice Mayor Joseres Resuello, were joined by city councilors and City Administrator Manuel Sison in the turnover ceremony wherein City Chief of Police Col. Marlon Tayaba and OIC Pangasinan PNP Director Police Senior Superintendent Mariano Luis Versoza Jr. were joined by the police force.
Items turned over include 20 ballistic vests, 20 ballistic helmets, 10 pairs elbow pads, 10 pairs knee pads, 20 tactical goggles, 20 tactical gloves, 20 flashlights, 2 ballistic entry shields, 2 battering rams, 20 tactical gas masks, 2 bolt cutters, and 10 police duty vests.
Mayor Resuello said that the city government supports the police who risk life and limb in their duty to preserve peace and order. Col. Tayaba, in behalf of the police, remarked that San Carlos City PNP is very appreciative of the support they get from city officials headed by Mayor Resuello.
“In the 3rd district of Pangasinan only San Carlos has ample SWAT gear,” said Tayaba who added that with this development “the more our city police can be of help to our neighboring towns when necessary.”
Last year, the police received from the city government 30 pistols, 2 vehicles, and 3 big bikes. PNP Director Versoza expressed that he is “very much impressed by the support and coordination the city officials and the police have for one another”.
At present there are 82 policemen including policewomen in the city, and 12 from the Field Training Program. They have orderly time shift in duty. They regularly check peace and order situation in the barangays, the heavily populated areas, commercial centers.CIO