Enhancing enforcement of R.A. 9165

Enhancing enforcement of R.A. 9165


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Anti-Criminality strategies have been conceived and implemented to strengthen crime prevention, efficiency in solution of criminalities and effective conduct of offensive operation in neutralizing organized/syndicated crime groups operating in the city and neighboring municipalities in the province of Negros Oriental. For the maintenance and preservation of a stable peace and order in the city, relentless anti-crime efforts have been taken by the police authorities in curving out criminality, illegal and other forms of lawlessness.

In filing a complaint against a suspect, a case should be filed immediately by the police investigators and police processors within the reglamentary period as a requirement in accordance with existing regulation and also for the progress of the case. The police authorities need to abide with the requirements within the reglamentary period, otherwise they will be charged with illegal detention. Under department justice circular no.1 series of 2009, once the suspect’s case is dismissed, and not released, the city prosecution office have to recommend dismissal to the department of justice or to the regional prosecutor, which takes time.

It is on this matter that there is a great need for the police to know more on pertinent provisions of the law in order to hasten the preparation of vital documents for filing the case.

As per record at the City Prosecutors Office, the number of conviction is declining because of some lapses and technicalities on the part of the arresting officer testifying in courts as witness during court hearings, as enumerated hereunder, among others.

1. Misinformation given to the accused regarding his constitutional rights according to law “Miranda Doctrine”.

2. For the City Police Station and other law enforcement agencies to maintain data base information of all arrests being made for reference purposes. Facts of prior arrest can be used as vital information to establish probable cause against the accused.

City Mayor Manuel T. Sagarbarria thought of enhancing enforcement of R.A. 9165 by holding a seminar workshop on proper arrest and booking procedure violations of the same. Otherwise known as the “Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.” The said seminar-workshop will culminate on Saturday, June 04, 2011, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and June 11, 2011 same time at the Conference Room of the City Health Building.

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