By PO1 Arlene J. Gamilde
Candon City in pursuit to maintain the peaceful environment all over the city,the Candon City police force will continue to implement appropriate programs to specific concerns.
Among the police’s current program is OPERATION BATMAN (BAntay konTra MANnanakaw) in response to the first quarter statistics showing five cases of robbery and 18 cases of theft with a total of 23 cases of crime against property.
The said program is joint partnership of the police with the Local Government of Candon City, the League of Barangays, other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and Non-Government Organizations (NGO).
The OPERATION BATMAN got the support from the Sangguniang Panlungsod headed by City Vice Mayor Alfonso Singson and City Mayor Ericson Singson.
This anti-criminality action plan aims to encourage citizens to be more acquainted and vigilant in preventing crimes particularly theft and robbery.
It will minimize the risk of each citizen to become victim of lawless activities by adopting simple preventive measures.
As a result, during the 2nd quarter, police report revealed a decrease in the number of theft and robbery incidents. Evidently, it is because of the concerted effort of different sectors in the society guided by the action plan OPERATION BATMAN.