CAMP VICENTE LIM, Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna - At least five 500 personal vehicles and motorcycles of the members of the Police Regional Office 4-A (Calabarzon) in this camp on Monday were subjected to surprise inspection by the Integrity Monitoring Enforcement Group (IMEG) and the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 4A.
Regional Staff chief Col. Nicolas Salvador ordered a lockdown of the camp and prohibited vehicles from going out of the premises.
Salvador then instructed all personnel who owned vehicles and motorcycles to immediately proceed to the grandstand for the inspection.
“We required all our RHQ personnel to submit themselves for inspection so that we could identify the ones who are using unregistered vehicles, both four-wheeled and two-wheeled,” said PRO4-A director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr.
The surprise inspection for police personnel-owned vehicles was part of the police’s internal cleansing program.
PNP chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa earlier issued an order against the illegal use by cops of recovered and carnapped vehicles and motorcycles.
It has been noticed that some PNP personnel are violating traffic rules, including driving without license or helmet and some are using recovered stolen vehicles.
One member of the PRO4-A headquarters and another from the PDEA 4-A were given Temporary Operators Permit (TOP) ticket for using unregistered vehicles.
“Aside from the current orders of the chief PNP, PRO4-A has been doing its internal cleansing program under my administration through our ‘Oplan Litis,’ which stands for Litisin Tiwalag at Iskalawag na pulis,” Danao said.
“Hindi dahil sa pulis ka ay absuwelto ka na sa mga traffic violation. Dapat tayo ang mangunang sumunod sa batas, bago natin ito ipatupad,” he added.
He said police personnel who will be found violating the laws shall be subjected to administrative and/or criminal charges.
With Jojo Magsombol