NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad (File photo)

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has started deploying its administrative personnel assigned to the regional and district headquarters to boost police visibility.

In a statement on Friday, NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad said this is in compliance with the order of Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. to increase police visibility, especially during rush hours in places of convergence and crime-prone areas.

“This is our small way of supporting the call of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. for a Peaceful N’ Progressive nation when he mentioned during his inaugural speech, 'Ang Pangarap Ninyo ay Pangarap Ko',” Natividad said in a message to the Philippine News Agency.

A total of 2,578 police personnel performing administrative duties would be patrolling places of convergence within Metro Manila.

The figure includes 886 regional headquarters personnel, 237 regional mobile force battalion personnel and 1,455 personnel from the five police district headquarters.

Natividad added that the deployment of more police officers on the ground will not only prevent crimes but will also strengthen the partnership between the institution and the public.

The NCRPO covers five districts -- the Manila Police District, Quezon City Police District, Northern Police District, Southern Police District, and Eastern Police District. (PNA)