In a simple ceremony today at the Quezon City Police District Headquarters in Camp Karingal, outgoing city mayor, Herbert Bautista, led the turnover ceremony of brand new Yamaha Nmax scooters to be utilized by the QCPD as additional mobility assets in crime-fighting, particularly those crimes perpetrated by riding-in-tandem criminals.
“Without a doubt, these additional mobility assets clearly show that the city government wanted to maintain the Quezon City Police District in a portal of being the well-equipped police unit in terms of mobility, communications, firepower and investigative equipment.” said PCol. Erson Digal, Deputy District Director for Operations QCPD. “In appreciation and gratitude, rest assured that we shall continue to upgrade the level of our capability and performance of our police service particularly in crime prevention. This equipment will be a great help in responding quickly to any call for police assistance,” he added.
Outgoing mayor, Herbert Bautista, said that this is in continuation of the Quezon City government's tradition of uplifting the QCPD that was started by his predecessors almost 40 years ago. The mayor also added (in Filipino) that “the Quezon City people will continue to support our policemen and women like with these 75 motorcycles...for the QCPD's mobility so that it will be seen and felt, as well as responding to situations where the police are needed most.”
The first batch of 40 units were at the turnover ceremony with 35 more on the way. The bikes are equipped with protection bars and police lights. QCPD officers will also receive new helmets with their motorcycles.
5 police officers were also awarded the Medalya ng Kagalingan for their gallantry during police operations earlier this month.