NOCPPO exceeds previous accomplishments

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 5 (PIA) –- The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office’s (NOCPPO) 2019 first semester accomplishments generally exceeded its accomplishments in the same period in 2018.

From January to June this year, its crime clearance efficiency (CCE) increased from 80.42 percent to 85.28 percent while the crime solution efficiency (CSE) hiked from 62.71 percent in the first semester of 2018 to 72.73 percent in first semester of 2019.

CCE refers to cases filed in court and the suspect is not arrested while CSE refers to cases filed in court and suspect is arrested.

Crime incidents recorded for the eight focus crimes which include murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft, carnapping, motornapping and rape, reached 624 while there were only 456 incidents recorded. 

Police Major Edison Garcia, NOCPPO information officer, who faced the media in in behalf of NOCPPO provincial director Police Colonel Romeo Baleros during its regular weekly press conference, attributed the lower crime incidence in their sustained implementation of the Integrated Patrol Deployment Plan (IPDP) and its Enhanced Managing Police Operations (EMPO).

For the first semester, NOCPPO was able to seize 1,641.94 grams of suspected shabu with a total dangerous drugs board (DDB) value of P16,419,400 from 345 successful operations and 855 cases were filed in violation of the RA 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act.

NOCPPO was also able to conduct 200 anti-gambling operations that led to the arrest of 535 individuals with 106 cases filed in court.

Meanwhile, in June last month, five wanted persons with murder cases were arrested in Himamaylan City.  A total of 765 persons with warrants of arrest were arrested in the first six months of the year.

This is aside from the 112 individuals arrested from its 164 successful operations against illegal firearms and yielded 133 firearms confiscated and 106 cases filed in court.

Total crime volume decreased by seven percent from 1,491 reported crime incidents in January to June 2018 versus the 1,386 crime incidents recorded in the same period this year. (LTP/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

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