The United States Embassy donated various police equipment to the Philippine National Police today, September 22, 2021, at the PNP Grandstand, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City to further assist the PNP in combatting terrorism and improve security in the country.
Through the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA), led by Mr. Stephen Lesniak, Regional Security Officer of US Embassy, 18 sets of Cellebrite and 57 units of laptop computers were turned over to the PNP Anti-Cyber Crime Group (ACG) while 4 units of Ford Ranger, six units of Bomb Suit, 5 units Logo Scanner and Veterinary Equipment/Aircon/ Clinic Renovation were given to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal K9 Group EOD/K9. Meanwhile, 1 unit of Ford Ranger, 6 units of Harris Radio, Tactical Medicine Kits, Crisis Response Team Equipment, Advance Crisis Response Team Equipment and First Response to Medical Stabilization Kits were donated to the Special Action Force.
“On behalf of the Chief of the Philippine National Police, PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the United States for yet another gesture of generosity and for unwavering support to the PNP. These police equipment will surely beef-up the counter-terrorism capabilities of the PNP”, said PNP Logistics Director Police Major General Angelito A Casimiro.
“While the security and welfare of the people rely in the number of police officers in the field, we are also putting more teeth to better deliver efficient and effective police service across the country with the help of our stakeholders and partners like the US Embassy. Thus, this kind of gesture strengthens the capacity of every police officer by upgrading their equipment for effective police operations”, PMGen Casimiro added.
Also present in the ceremony, as witnesses, were Mr. Ronald Allan Dizon, Resident Program Manager, DS/ATA of the US Embassy, and Directors of PNP Logistics Support Service, ACG, EOD/K9 Group and SAF.
Thru a Deed of Donation instrument, the donated equipment have been officially recorded in the PNP Property Book as PNP-owned equipment.