Sta. Barbara businessmen urged to install own CCTV

28/01/2009 11:01


 STA. BARBARA -- The municipal police force here has urged local businessmen to install closed circuit television (CCTV) systems in their respective establishments as additional security measure.

The suggestion was reiterated following enactment by the municipal council of Resolution No. 2008-259 series of 2008, enjoining all business establishments particularly pawnshops and banks to install CCTV and alarm system in their premises.

Pangasinan Police Director, Senior Superintendent Percival Barba and Ilocos Region Police Director, Chief Superintendent Luizo Ticman have earlier requested all local government units to enact legislations to persuade all banks, pawnshops and other similar business establishments to use or install closed circuit television systems as a crime monitoring and deterrent measure.

Municipal Police Chief Eric Noble thanked the municipal government here for supporting the PNP's call for more commitment to anti-crime efforts in the community.

Noble said this would augment police visibility and patrol operations aside from keeping the area where it is installed on continuous surveillance.

It is also in line with the 10-point progress agenda espoused by the incumbent Mayor Reynaldo Velasco, a retired PNP general, he said.

Noble added that CCTV systems are very effective deterrents to criminal activities as these have the capability to track and record the movement of anyone attempting to barge or break-in at a particular establishment.

Such capability is very useful to police investigators in identifying suspects in the footage and tracking them down and arresting them for the filing of appropriate charges.