PNP gets new utility trucks, patrol vehicles as part of P576-M procurement

newly-procured PNP vehicles

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently received its latest fleet of utility trucks and patrol vehicles as part of the newly procured assets to support police operations.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many motor vehicles were recently procured?

    Procured were 34 six-wheeler trucks and 123 patrol vehicles.
  • What other pieces of equipment are included in the procurement program?

    Aside from the motor vehicles, police now have an additional 10 high-speed tactical watercraft powered by twin 250-horsepower engines, 170 low-band VHF tactical radio sets, and 1,628 handheld digital mobile radio transceivers.
  • In a statement, PNP shared that there are 34 six-wheeler trucks and 123 patrol vehicles that are included in the P576-million procurement program.

    PNP Chief General Dionardo Carlos expressed gratitude over the assets that were recently turned over.  

    newly-procured PNP vehicles

    “The PNP is grateful to President Rodrigo R. Duterte and the national government for the gesture of genuine responsiveness to the operational needs of the PNP to perform our law enforcement and public safety mission. We can only reciprocate our gratitude through better police service to the people,” Carlos said.

    Aside from the motor vehicles, the PNP now has 10 high-speed tactical watercraft powered by twin 250 horsepower engines, 170 low-band VHF tactical radio sets, and 1,628 handheld digital mobile radio transceivers.

    According to Carlos, the latest procurement program for the new equipment was administered by the PNP Bids and Awards Committee chaired by Police Major General Rodolfo Azurin Jr., who is the Director for Comptrollership. The procurement program was funded from the PNP Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) for the years 2020 and 2021.

    newly-procured PNP vehicles

    “These vehicles and communication equipment make up the backbone of police operations, the field that are expected to further boost police patrol and visibility in land and sea environment to meet requirements for greater police presence in communities under heightened COVID Alert levels; and to support KASIMBAYANAN SAFE initiatives for the forthcoming 2022 national and local elections,” Carlos explained.

    “Especially with more communication equipment available, we can now swiftly provide immediate rapid reaction to calls for police assistance and emergency response,” he added.

    Photos from Philippine National Police

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