|QCPD Just a Text Away|
The Quezon city Ploice Department (QCPD) is making use of cellular phones as helpful tools in times of emergencies. They are urging school authorities and students to be textmates with their police officials so that they can easily respond in times of trouble.
In addition to setting up police assistance desks in schools and conducting school rounds, the 12 station commanders of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) have been told to give out their cellular phone numbers to school authorities and students.
According to QCPD deputy director for operations Senior Superintendent Joel Pagdilao, they hope students would also know the contact numbers of their station commanders.
The following are the numbers of the phones issued to the 12 QCPD station commanders:
Pagdilao explained that they want the school administrators and students to feel the presence of their police personnel, especially the station commanders, in their areas.
According to QCPD director Chief Superintendent Mario dela Vega, the city is home to a total of 268 schools and universities. They are also targeting for zero incidence during the opening of classes.
Dela Vega also ordered his men to implement and execute security plans for tomorrow's opening of classes, as well as mobilize intelligence units to gather information, identify and neutralize any organized crime or terror groups that may pose direct threat to the students.