Ipinag-utos lang kamakailan ni Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief PGEN Debold Sinas na siguruhing may bulletproof vests ang lahat ng field operation personnel ng PNP.
“As part of my core guidance, all personnel on operations, such as patrol, anti-illegal drugs, anti-kidnapping, and others, must wear bulletproof vests, and other protective equipment,” pahayag ng hepe ng pulisya.
Ito’y upang masiguro ang kaligtasan ng field operatives ng kapulisan.
“For years, we have been acquiring police equipment that would be used by our personnel in the field while fulfilling their duties as law enforcers. And this time we will acquire more bullet-proof vests to ensure the safety of our personnel whose lives are in peril in times of police operations,” dagdag pa nito.
Halimbawa na lang ang kaso ni PSSG Alex Tortogo Bayona ng Special Action Force 94th Special Action Company na nakaligtas sa 2nd-degree burn at pamamaga ng anterior chest dahil sa tama ng cal.45 pistols nitong Disyembre 16 sa Labo, Camarines Norte.
Nabuhay si PSSG Bayona dahil sa suot nitong Tactical Gear Front Hard Ballistic Plate vest sa naganap na armed confrontation sa notorious gun-for-hire at red rebel suspect na si Jonel Alcanzo.
“Despite the risks that our police operating teams have been facing, we are relentless in accomplishing the mission and duties of the police force. No amount of danger will hamper us in keeping our communities safe to live at all times,” sabi ni Chief Sinas.
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