|QC Joins in the Celebration of the 18th National Crime Prevention Week|
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista led the commencement celebration of 2012 National Crime Prevention Week on September 7, 2012 that was participated by more than 5,000 government officials and personnel from Department of Interior and Local Government and attached agencies such as Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the National Police Commission.
During the concluding ceremony, Mayor Bautista has called for Quezon City Police Department to intensify their operations against the prevalence of loose firearms and motorcycle-riding in tandem criminals, specifically focused on Crimes against Persons, in response to the untoward gun related incidents in the city.
Mayor Bautista cited the result of the recently conducted Pulse Asia survey that showed the high expectations of QC residents to live in a peaceful and orderly city. He considers this as a big challenge for the city government and the QCPD thus the need for a stronger and more effective working relationship between the two institutions.
The City Mayor meanwhile lauded the QCPD's "Operation Bakal" that works on barangay level operations against the use of unlicensed firearms.
QCPD Director Mario De La Vega echoed the call for an intensified rally against crimes in the city by vowing that the district's police force will always be a step ahead of the criminals.
However, Director De La Vega noted that the police force cannot do the job alone and stressed the importance of civil vigilance as it will help greatly on preventing and solving crimes.