QUEZON CITY — The Philippine National Police has acquired Php 784 million worth of police equipment to enhance the basic operational requirements of PNP units, especially city and municipal police stations, public safety battalions and company, and national support units.
PNP Chief, Police General Oscar D Albayalde personally witnessed the blessing of newly-procured police equipment on Thursday (Aug. 8) at the PNP Heritage Park, Camp Rafael T Crame, Quezon City.
Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa, the chairman of the NHQ Bids and Awards Committee presented to the Chief PNP the newly-acquired police equipment amounting to Php 784,688,248.21 bankrolled by appropriations from the PNP Capability Enhancement Program of 2014 to 2019 and from the General Appropriations Act 2018.
Gamboa said the 95 units 4×4 utility vehicles will be issued to Police Provincial Headquarters and City Police Offices to fill up mobility assets. The 10,000 units Canik 9mm Pistol will be issued to the newly recruited PNP personnel.
He added 78 units NEGEV Light Machine Gun, 3,684 units Enhanced Combat Helmet and 2,255 units Tactical Vest will be distributed to Police Mobile Forces along with 568,226 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
According to Gamboa, the procurement is part of the continuing effort of the PNP leadership and the national government to enhance the firepower, mobility, communication, and investigative capabilities of PNP operating units.
The PNP Chief said the PNP Capability Enhancement Program aims to provide for and enhance the basic operational requirements of every PNP unit especially the Municipal and City Police Stations, Regional Public Safety Battalions, Provincial Public Safety Companies and National Support Units.