VALENZUELA City Mayor Rex Gatchalian and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa led yesterday the turnover of 60 brand new mobile vehicles and the establishment of the city’s own K9 Unit and Kennel to the local police.
Gatchalian said the city government alloted P1,017,740 for each police vehicle, amounting to a total of P61,064,400 for all 60 units, all equipped with global positioning system (GPS) and dashboard cameras to ensure efficient and disciplined usage of the police cars.
The local government also invested in the establishment of Valenzuela City Police Station’s (VCPS) own K-9 Unit and Kennel.
The city spent a total of P4,000,000 for the renovation of a 400-square meter idle property into a more conducive home to the K-9 Unit and the pack of dogs. A total of P2,100,000 was allotted for the six K9 dogs of Beagle, Belgian Mallinois, Jack Russel and Labrador breeds. These new “paw-lice” dogs are expected to enhance the Valenzuela City police’s anti-drug and anti-terrorism drive.
Director General Dela Rosa, for his part, expressed his gratitude to the city government for continuously supporting the advocacy of the national government in combating crime and illegal drugs and other imminent dangers to peace and order.