Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quezon PNP to beef up security capability with 2 more maneuver platoons

From the Philippine News Agency (May 10): Quezon PNP to beef up security capability with 2 more maneuver platoons

The Quezon provincial police office is set to strengthen its internal security operations with two more maneuver platoons to be based in the towns of Sariaya and Mauban after getting the nod from the Calabarzon regional police headquarters here.

According to Police Superintendent Armie S. Agbuya, command duty officer, Calabarzon Regional Operations and Plans Division reported Wednesday that Regional Police Director Chief Superintendent Ma. O Aplasca has approved the request of Police Senior Superintendent Rhoderick C. Armamento, acting provincial director of Quezon Police Provincial Office (QPPO) for additional platoons.

Armamento’s proposal includes the creation of the 7th Maneuver Platoon to be stationed in Sariaya, Quezon particularly covering the Eco-Tourism Road and the 8th Maneuver Platoon to be stationed in Mauban for security operations and peace-keeping in the areas of operation.

Under the PNP National Headquarters (NHQ) Memorandum Circular 2009-020, the Quezon Police Public Safety Company (QPPSC) has an authorized organization structure and staffing pattern of one company headquarter, one technical support platoon and eight maneuver platoons with a strength comprised of 339 personnel.

Armamento, however, reported the QPPSC actual strength of six maneuver platoons with personnel complement of around 323 having a variance of 17 personnel and two platoons.

The police joint oversight committee meeting report here also said that the Operational Guidelines under the police national headquarters memorandum provides that the Provincial Director of the Police Provincial Office is authorized to temporarily preposition appropriate number of maneuver platoons elsewhere within his jurisdiction for tactical reasons subject to the approval of the Regional Director, Police Regional Office.

Armamento said the additional maneuver platoons will boost and rationalize the deployment of police troops to ensure their maximum efficiency in the performance of Internal Security Operations (ISO) as well as to prevent or thwart possible threat and harassment in the areas by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front.

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