PNP acquires P576M worth of vehicles, radio equipment
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday announced that it has received vehicles and communication equipment worth P576.6 million that were acquired through a procurement program that was funded under the PNP Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) for the years 2020 and 2021.
The procured vehicles included 10 police high-speed tactical watercraft powered by triple-250 horsepower engines, which will be turned over to the PNP Maritime Group and the Special Action Force for seaborne police operations and preventive patrol along the country’s 36,000-kilometer shoreline and coastal borders.
Also in the latest procurement package are 34 utility trucks, 123 4×2 patrol vehicles, 170 low bands VHF tactical radio sets, and 1,628 handheld digital mobile radio transceivers.
“These vehicles and communication equipment make up the backbone of police operations the field that is expected to further boost police patrol and visibility inland and sea environment to meet requirements for greater police presence in communities under heightened COVID Alert levels, and to support KASIMBAYANAN SAFE initiatives for the forthcoming 2022 National and Local Elections,” said PNP chief Dionardo Carlos.
“Especially with more communication equipment available, we can now swiftly provide immediate rapid reaction to calls for police assistance and emergency response,” he added.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.