Our very own PNP bike patrollers showing off their new bikes and riding skills c/o the San Francisco Police Department. These photos were taken last June 24 so hope to see these boys on the streets and taking down criminals with maximum torque soon!
Here’s an older clip about QC bike patrollers from GMA 7:
Let’s go PNP! Hope to see more bike patrollers, not just in the tourist areas, but in the business districts as well.
PNP training service to produce better bike patrollers
Published : Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Written by : Alfred Dalizon
EXPECT to see better-trained and well-equipped Bike Patrollers from the Philippine National Police manning tourist destinations and other highly-populated areas this year.
PNP chief Director General Alan LM Purisima, himself a bike enthusiast, ordered the PNP Training Service to see to it that all policemen who will be assigned in Bike Patrols will have to pass a two-week PNP-TS training in Camp Crame before they are issued official PNP Patrol Bikes.
Starting this year, all policemen who will be issued Police Bikes will have to undergo training from the PNP-TS staff before they can get their Certified Bike Patroller diploma for deployment in tourist destinations,” said PNP-TS director Chief Supt. Vicente A. Loot.
The bike patrollers will be trained on how to properly ride a bike and use them in chasing after a fleeing criminal.
Initially, the Public Safety Savings and Loan Association, Inc. has donated 40 specially-designed Police Bikes and complete sets of uniform including crash helmets and shoes to the PNP for use of its Bike Patrol unit in Metro Manila, said Loot.
The official from Philippine Military Academy Class 1982 said biking is a good form of exercise that will also move the police closer to the community.
“It’s also much cheaper to maintain at puwede kahit sa eskinita,” he said.
Loot said the training is being supervised by PNP instructors trained by Bike Patrollers from the San Francisco Police Department.
Upon graduation, the new Bike Patrollers will be initially deployed in some known tourist destinations in Manila including Rizal Park, Intramuros and Malate and Ermita districts; San Juan and Makati and even in popular amusement parks in and outside Metro Manila.
He said the Patrol Bikes will be officially issued to the Certified Bike Patroller through memorandum receipts so that they will be made accountable for the property.
According to Loot, Gen. Purisima issued the orders knowing that in the past, hundreds of police bikes donated to the PNP by different groups became “useless” since policemen don’t know how to use them.
“Yung dati ay maganda ang intention pero ang alam lang ng mga pulis na naisyuhan ng mga donated bikes noon ay magbisikleta. Hindi nila alam ang mag-aresto gamit ang bike kaya useless lang ang equipment dahil walang training,” he said.
Loot said that a minimum of three Bike Patrollers will be deployed in selected tourist areas soon after graduation. These Bike Patrollers will provide additional police visibility in the streets which are now being patrolled by foot and mobile patrols.
“May mobile patrols naman na hahabol sa mga may sasakyan kung sakali. Sa tulong ng ating Bike Patrols, mas malaki ang magiging coverage ng kapulisan at mas magiging visible ang deployment,” he said.