Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has vowed to upgrade the capability of his city’s police force by acquiring more weapons, patrol cars and even robots to deter crimes.
Included in the “wish list” of the Quezon City Police District are advanced explosive ordnance disposal robots, 30 patrol cars, three 6×6 trucks, a Special Weapons and Tactics van, listening devices, surveillance and tracking equipment, body-worn video-radio cameras, 100 Galil rifles, 1,000 Glock 9mm pistols, 200 M-16 rifles, and 100 Taurus 40 pistols.
According to city administrator Aldrin Cuña, the city government will be procuring caliber .40 short firearms this year.
“We’re still studying the Israeli rifles and M-16s,” he said.
Cuña was tasked by Bautista to evaluate the request of the local police force.
QC Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar expressed his appreciation for the continuous support of Bautista for the city police.
“We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the city government for all the support that were given to us. We’re very fortunate that all of our requests have been granted,” he said.