SABANGAN, Mountain Province – Aside from its mandate to serve and protect, Sabangan Municipal Police Station (MPS) takes pride of coming up with a program to reach out and help the community of this municipality in a different way.
With their program dubbed as “Pulis Ko, Kartero Ko”, personnel of Sabangan MPS serve as mailmen, knocking at every doorstep and delivering mail and package dropped at the police station.
It has been a practice that mail, even money, food and other goods are being dropped by public utility transportations such as buses to the police stations located along the road where the receiver may claim these.
With this situation, Police Senior Inspector (PSI) Richard P. Soliven, the former chief of police of Sabangan MPS initiated the program in 2014 believing that it will lessen the burden of the community going to the police station to claim their packages especially those in the far-flung barangays of Sabangan.
Soliven relayed that even at night time, money, mail, and packages are delivered to the houses of the receivers whether it is near or far from the police station. To ensure that these were received by the person concerned, the police station uses a logbook indicating the item, date, time, name and signature of the person who received this.
Soliven is happy to know that Police Inspector Alyson Kalang-ad who took over his place as chief of police carried out the program.
Kalang-ad stressed that through this program, the public will feel the sincerity and presence of the police in bringing services to the grassroots and to let the communities see the humanitarian side of the police.
Meanwhile, the community appreciated this effort in bringing the police closer to the far-flung communities.