POLICE STATION. The three-story station of the Mangaldan town police aims to improve its service to the public and boost the morale of the personnel. The PHP14.4-million building was funded through the General Appropriations Act of 2022, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. (Photo courtesy of DPWH Ilocos regional office)

MANGALDAN, Pangasinan – The Mangaldan police station has inaugurated its new building that would further improve the police’s service to the public and boost the morale of its personnel.

In an interview on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Benjamin Zarate Jr. said this will serve as its main police station or headquarters while the former station situated in the town proper would cater to the public’s need for police clearance, among others.

“The services, such as the issuance of police clearance as well as the women and children’s protection desk, would remain in the old station so they would not need to spend additional fare in going to the new police station,” he said.

Zarate said the new police station provides enough room to hold meetings, conferences and other functions of the personnel.

The three-story PHP14.4-million building was funded through the 2022 General Appropriations Act, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

It is equipped with closed-circuit television cameras.

Zarate said the local government of Mangaldan donated the 600-square-meter land in Barangay Poblacion.

“This is in support of the ongoing efforts of the administration to improve the provision of public service delivery and to further boost the morale of the police community to ensure public safety and maintain peace and order,” he added. (PNA)