QCPD To Put 'Tokhang Drop Box' In Barangays
Ringo | On 11, Oct 2017
The ordinary people are now gaining confidence in the police and as well as the security of having this feeling of being protected against bad people… the drug addicts and pushers to be exact.
As part of the Quezon City Police District’s (QCPD) war on drugs, a blue box, which is called the “Tokhang Drop Box” will be put in barangays offices, which will give ordinary people the power to help in the government’s anti-drugs campaign.
Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, the district director, said the QCPD has been encouraging the barangays to put drop boxes since July 2016. However, it was only this September that a “standard design” was finally agreed upon.
Aside from the anti-drugs campaign, ordinary citizens can also report crime, corruption, and other threats to peace and order.
The drop boxes will be opened every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. with at least six members of the technical working committee should be present to witness it. Members of the barangay hall should also be present when the boxes are being opened.
“We are encouraging community participation. We need intelligence monitoring and the residents themselves know the people in their neighborhood. The information gathered would only be for case buildup and If we don’t have evidence, we cannot make an arrest,” said Eleazar.
Eleazar said the boxes are being supplied by the QCPD. The barangays may place their orders at P2,000 per box, the money drawn from their BADAC funds.