Bohol police to go for no-plate motorcycles
GETTING seriously concerned with the alarming crime trend perpetuated by persons on board motorcycles, Bohol police are now running after motorcycles without plate numbers.
In a Letter of Instruction (LOI) issued by Camp Dagohoy for dessimination to the town police stations, Police Provincial Director Constantino Barot revealed that the "no plate no travel policy", would be effective immediately to get criminals off the streets and integrate crime deterrence efforts all over Bohol as well.
At the Talakayan sa Isyung Pulis held in Candijay Bohol, PSSupt Barot clarified that issuing Letter of Instruction 63-2010 would start the campaign that should show to the public that the cops are serious on the campaign.
“We are trying to prevent the occurrence of crimes here, and while we are doing this, we hope the public can see it that way and not that we are putting hassles on our drivinga nd riding public,” Barot said.
He also explained that in going after criminals, police could not be choosy and as police sees any violation on the policy, they can apprehend anybody at any the time, whether it is an operation or on a simple flag down situation.
PSSupt. Barot also told media that the police would start its campaign among themselves to show their seriousness.
The proliferation of crimes committed by motorcycle riding men have pushed police to go for these perpetrators who detach or mutilate or does not use plate numbers in motorcycles to lower the chances of the motorcycles involved in crimes from being identified, a police officer explained.
Col. Barot and members of the Bohol police believe that the Police Integrated Patrol System would be a big boost in crime prevention.
Barot also added that Bohol police, including its men, intelligence assets and force multipliers would be implementing the campaign.
The Camp Dagohoy chief said they intensifying the use of intelligence information reports and working up dosiers of known criminal groups in the local community would enable them to successfully pursue criminals.
Admitting on the campaign’s inutility without the support of the community, Barot went on to plead for help to make the campaign score high.
Barot said the campaign would also deploy police on foot and mobile patrols in areas determined in their cime clock and crime maps.
Preventive measures in crimes include checkpoints, random checkpoints, foot and mobile patrols, information campaigns and other pro-active crime deterrent activities, he summed. (racPIABohol)