QCPD sets up mobile police desks in 12 areas for easy crime reporting
MANILA, Philippines–The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has identified 12 key areas where “desks on wheels” or mobile police desks will be set up.
“This will simplify the process of crime reporting so that citizens can report crimes or file complaints on the site,” QCPD director Chief Supt. Richard Albano said during the project launching on Monday.
The police desks on wheels will be located at Nova Stop Terminal near Robinsons Mall on Quirino Highway, Barangay (village) Pasong Putik; in front of 7-11 at the corner of Mindanao and Tandang Sora Avenues in Barangay Tandang Sora; on Quirino Highway in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches; Edsa Cloverleaf near MRT Station in Barangay Apolonio Samson;
SM City North Avenue on Edsa in Barangay Bagong Pagasa; University of Asia in front of Jollibee on E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard in Barangay Damayang Lagi; QC; Commonwealth Sandigan footbridge near Baptoda Terminal; in front of Cyber Pod Centris 3 on Edsa, Barangay Pinyahan;
LRT Anonas Station beside Metro Mall on Aurora Boulevard; in front of PSBA on Aurora Boulevard; Aurora Boulevard corner Edsa near Cubao Elementary School; and in front of Citibank near Mini Stop on C-5 Road in Barangay Bagumbayan.
National Capital Region Police Office Director Carmelo Valmoria reminded policemen tasked to man the mobile desks not to sleep on the job.
Each of QCPD’s 12 police stations will have its own mobile police desk equipped with chairs, tables, a logbook and the duty officers.
Albano said the policemen on duty would conduct and record the initial investigation of the complaint and refer it to a police station if the complaint is beyond their capacity to address.
The desk on wheels shall be manned on a 24-hour basis in three shifts from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. with at least three policemen on each shift. Two will be on beat patrol while one will be the duty desk officer.
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