QCPD chief leads distribution of BSKE equipment

Photograph by Analy Labor for the Daily Tribune @tribunephl_ana QUEZON City Police District officer-in-charge Redrico Maranan presents to media the equipment to be used for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2023 and the distribution of 179 Body Worn Camera and launching of District Motorcycle Anti-Criminality Response Team-Task Force for the bske 2023. The event was held at the QCPD Grandstand, Camp Karingal in Quezon City on Thursday, 15 September 2023.

Quezon City Police District Director P/Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan led the distribution of equipment Thursday, to be used for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2023.

The program highlighted the distribution of 179 body-worn cameras from the Quezon City local government unit to QCPD police officers who will be deployed to 107 different polling centers during the BSKE 2023. The use of these tools will guarantee that every action taken during the election is precisely recorded.

The Task Force District Anti-Crime Reaction Team was also launched during the activity. The TF-DART was created to deter criminal activities, provide immediate response to incidents, and support the electoral process to maintain peace and order for the upcoming Barangay and SK Elections 2023 in Quezon City.

The team is composed of skilled and well-trained motorcycle officers, wherein the Acting Deputy District Director for Operations P/Col. Josefino Ligan was designated as the overall supervisor. The team is also equipped with 22 motorcycles, body vest, body cameras, tactical helmet, and hand-held radios.

Meanwhile, the QCPD conducted operations against wanted persons from September 10-12, 2023 wherein 50 wanted persons were arrested by QCPD.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank our beloved Mayor Josefina ‘Joy’ Belmonte for providing this logistics, the body worn cameras, the motorcycles, and other enforcement equipment,” Maranan added.

Maranan said that one week before election day, they will deploy 100 percent total strength of the QCPD including 900 personnel at the voting centers, treasurer’s offices, national printing offices, and other vital installations in connection with elections.

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