BAGUIO CITY – – Seventy closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed in strategic places as part of its crime prevention and surveillance development plan in this mountain resort.
Mayor Maurico Domogan reported during his weekly “Ugnayan” media forum that the project is part of the P12 million initial funding for the city’s determination for a quick response to any type of situations including crimes, emergencies and other forms of situation that needs an immediate attention.
‘We are rapidly growing in population, but we have only a few personnel to attend to immediate concerns and the CCTV will greatly help us monitor what going around in the localities’, Domogan said.
We are the education center of the north and that we have thousands of students that are a good prey of bad elements, also as a tourist and the general public’, he added.
Domogan said the state-of-the-art CCTV should be utilized by the police to continuously improve its performance in deterring the occurrence of crimes in identified crime-prone areas.
The command center will be housed at the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) which real-time events and information relating to public safety, security and even disaster preparedness can be monitored.
The command center operates in a coordinative approach method manned by capable individuals that will implement a systematic, pro-active, aggressive and immediate response to any type of situations and emergencies.
BCPO city director George Daskeo lauded the project saying that it will be a big advantage to the police force. /JBZ PIA-CAR