COMMAND CENTER. Central Luzon police officials, led by Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, inspect the new command center at the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija on Tuesday (Feb. 7, 2023). The establishment of the command center was funded by the Philippine National Police main office. (PNA photo by Marilyn Galang)

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – The Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) has established a modern, highly equipped command center to upscale the maintenance of peace and order in the province.

Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, the director of the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO-3), together with NEPPO director Col. Richard Caballero, led the inauguration and blessing of the provincial command center (PCC) as well as a newly renovated administrative building and annex building.

"Napakaganda po ng nangyari sa araw na ito na nagpapakita na marami tayong improvement dito sa Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (Today’s happening is very nice which shows that we have lot of improvements here at the Nueva Ecija Police Province)," Pasiwen said in an interview.

He said the newly renovated offices should result in a more effective service by police officers and personnel to the people.

"At ang pinakamagandang nangyari dito ay yung opening ng atin pong operation center (And the best thing that happened here is the opening of our operation center)" Pasiwen said, noting that this will enable the provincial police headquarters to view in real-time even incidents in far-flung villages.

Caballero said the PCC, also called operation center, was funded by the Philippine National Police national office and provides the necessary linkages with the CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras at barangay and municipal levels.

"At the same time, yung mga patrol cars natin, yung iba pang mga law-abiding citizens pag gusto nilang i-connect yung mga real time na kuha nilang footages ay pwede nilang i-connect dito, so mabu-view natin lahat yung nangyayari (At the same time, our patrol cars, and other law-abiding citizens, if they want to connect their real-time footages, they can connect it here, so we can view all those what’s happening),” he said.

Likewise, he said the facilities will be useful during calamities.

“The operation center is also equipped with an automatic power generator that can work in case of a power outage during disaster,” Caballero added. (PNA)