Laguna cops distribute Valentine's Day gifts, flyers on safety tips
Posted: 2017-Feb-15 08.30.57 UTC+0800
STA. CRUZ, Laguna — Laguna cops here spent their Valentine's Day date on Tuesday distributing gifts and flyers on safety and crime prevention tips at the Laguna Sports Complex where the week-long 2017 Regional Sports Competitions are held.
Laguna Police Provincial Office acting Director Senior Superintendent Joel Pernito led the "Heart's Day" distribution of some 3,000 flyers to student athletes, coaches, parents and sports officials in a bid to promote safety consciousness and avert crimes.
The Laguna cops also featured PO1 Bato and PO1 Magalang mascots to spice up the Valentine's Day gift-giving and distribution of information materials during their rounds of visits to the sports venues, Laguna State Polytechnic University campus and Sunstar Mall.
While the leaflets contained Valentine's Day greetings, the informative materials also printed crime prevention and safety tips on "focus" crimes that include theft, robbery, motornapping, carnapping, homicide, murder, physical injury and rape.
The flyers also indicated police hotline numbers of "Ibato Mo! sa Pulis Laguna" project, the 24/7 hotline service of Laguna provincial police office.
Senior Supt. Pernito said their activities serve as their Valentine's Day offering to reach out to Laguna constituents and the public their mission of love, protection and service to keep Lagunenses safe.
"We set aside our dates on Valentine's Day for awhile and take this opportunity to provide information by engaging the public on information campaign on crime prevention and proactive control measures," Pernito said.
He explained that the police text messaging project also connects the law enforcers closer to the communities to respond to their peace and order concerns and complaints.
He also urged the public that responsible use of the police hotline numbers can expect and address their concerns more efficiently and effectively.
Pernito said the cops' partnership with communities is essential and, instead of sowing fear, police operations should bring about love and trust.
"There may not be enough jails, police and courts to enforce the law but the people's support will breed love not fear for the authorities to perform their policing work better to bring about quality of life, safety, peace and order in the communities," he added. (PNA)