Q.C. cops to ride shotgun on buses, jeepneys

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Now policemen in Quezon City will also be deployed on buses and jeepneys.

The Quezon City Police District will begin deploying 48 operatives as public transport marshalls in a bid to curb crime on the streets.

QCPD director Senior Supt. Richard Albano said some of the policemen will be in uniform while others will be in plain clothes to blend in with the crowd.

“This is a proactive prevention measure,” Albano said, adding that the deployment is aimed at bringing down the number of crimes such as robberies on public transport.

The deployment of the  marshalls will begin Wednesday, Feb. 20.

“In the future, we hope that these bus and jeepney marshalls will be augmented by civilian volunteers,” he added.

Each of the QCPD’s 12 police stations will contribute four policemen who will be assigned as bus and jeepney marshalls.

Albano said the policemen will be deployed in pairs.

“Those who will be deployed on buses will be wearing police uniforms while those deployed aboard jeepneys will be secret marshalls,” Albano said.

The uniformed policemen will board buses plying the Commonwealth Avenue and EDSA routes between the Balintawak and Ortigas areas.

Albano however declined to reveal the routes for the secret marshalls for public utility jeepneys.

The official said they will be taking on civilian volunteers on a trial basis before they are formally deployed.

Albano explained that civilian volunteers for the secret marshall program can easily contact the nearest police station for quick response, may it be during or after a crime was committed.

The official added that he has asked each police station to provide their own civilian volunteers, who must first secure a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation.

“Secret marshalls” were deployed in jeepneys and buses in Metro Manila during the martial law years but the practice was discontinued because of abuses, including rampant killings blamed on the marshalls.

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  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    “QCPD director Senior Supt. Richard Albano said some of the policemen
    will be in uniform while others will be in plain clothes to blend in
    with the crowd.”

    Unarmed, i suppose, diba in effect ang gun ban, and kailangan uniformed lang meron?

    • bornok0930

      did Albano mentioned that plain clothes marshalls shall carry guns? hindi naman ah.. kasabay nila ang mga volunteers na ang purpose is to alarm uniformed policemen (with guns) in case robbery transpires.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        NO. The article DID NOT mention if the plainclothes cops WILL OR WILL NOT carry guns.

        “did Albano mentioned that plain clothes marshalls shall carry guns?”

        Then the article should say plainclothes cops will not carry guns, to remove any doubt.

  • Jane Tan

    …kinda stupid mentioning the routes… criminals will just commit crimes outside the stated routes >.>

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    para sa akin tama lang yan para kahit papaano mabawasan man lang yan holdap sa bus at jeepney pano magiging epektibo gun ban ehh puro silip lang ginagawa ng nasa check point madaling itago pag mga pistola ang dala… sa motorsiklo ilagay lang sa trunk eh di na kita kaya marami riding in tandem nakaka lusot..dapat tingnan talaga kung ano nasa loob ng mga sasakyan o motorsiklo di sila dapat matakot kung titingnan man ng mga pulis..tapos sisihin mga kapulisan isa pa yan no gun group kaya maraming napapatay na negosyante o nahuhuldap ni walang pang tangol sa sarili

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    halatang hindi pinag-isipan mabuti to… maramin butas tong initiative na to!

    • ryan andres

      Agree ako sayo 10000% pards. Etong si Supotintendent Albano e napakabanban mag isip.

      Or pinag isipan nga ba?

  • malek_abdul

    Question: Magbabayad ba ng pasahe ang mga pulis pag sumakay ng bus at jeepney? Paano na ung mga naka-civilian na pulis marshall? Mgpakilala ba sa driver na siya’y pulis para walang bayad sa pasahe? Ewan ko…try niyo lang baka sakali mag-work ang plano niyo.

  • ryan andres

    Hooray for our pulpulis!!! Shooting from the hip again!

    • bornok0930

      ows.. kaw ba kaya mo pumatay ng kriminal. baka lamok lang kumagat sayo iyak ka na..baka kamote lang kaya mong baliin bro. ano ba malaki mong kuntribusyon sa pagpigil ng krimen.. o kahit tumulong man lang sa sambayanan. ano, wala… puro papogi. puro komento na kala mo ikaw na ang pinakamagaling at pinakamatapang. kahiya ka tsong… wag ka lang mangholdap o gumawa ng palpak at lahat na syam na bolitas ng shotgun ko papasabugin ko sa bunganga mo.

      • ryan andres

        wow…may shotgun ka pa nalalaman! gag0! sige nga gawin mo yang mga pinagsasabi mo… bading ka brad puro salita! tangna mo ka

      • ryan andres

        either isa kang pulpulis na apektadong apektado sa komento ng publiko, o isa kang bading na kakaopen pa lang ng account eh kung anu-ano na nalalaman mo…gag0 kang putanginamokang bayuta ka.

        sige, kunin mo yang sumpak mo (kung meron nga ba talaga) at hanapin mo ko…aabangan kita.

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