Bagong taon, bagong kotse! Valenzuela cops get brand new patrol cars, K9 dogs

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2018 is a good year for the police force of Valenzuela City.

The city local government has turned over newly-acquired police patrol vehicles and K9 dogs to them to boost their capability in protecting the citizens.

The city police got 60 new patrol units, mostly Isuzu Crosswind vehicles, equipped with global positioning system (GPS) and dashboard cameras. Each vehicle reportedly costs P1,017,740.

The upgrade makes Valenzuela as the first city in the country to have GPS-equipped police cars monitored by a command center in the city police station.

The policemen also received eight K-9 dogs, five of which were trained to detect illegal drugs while three were trained to sniff bombs and explosives.

The dogs—which include a beagle, Belgian malinois, Jack russell, and labrador—were bought for P350,000 each.

The city government also spent P4 million for the renovation of a 400-square meter property into a canine kennel facility.

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian said maintaining peace and order in his city is crucial to lure more investors to build factories and industrial establishments.

“Kaya importante na napapangalagaan natin hindi lang ang kapakanan ng ating negosyante kundi yung asset nila napoprotektahan natin para lalo sila ganahan na mamuhunan,” the politiko said during the turnover ceremony.

Let’s hit the ground running mga mamang pulis!