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Peacekeeping Action Team In Crime Prevention Of Selected Villages In Cebu City, Philippines

Volume 2 - Issue 6, June 2018 Edition
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Jonathan O. Etcuban, Leo T. Batiles, Ma Cristina B. Monte, Arnel D. Arpon, Aahron M. Dinauanao, Philip Joel DR. Macugay
Crime prevention, criminal justice, peacekeeping action team, Philippines
Peacekeeping is the essential function of the police and police visibility is one of the main thrusts of this peacekeeping activity. Without this peacekeeping activity, it would be desperate for the police visibility may not work in addressing criminality in all situations. It is needed to maintain the harmonies living of the residents in the community. This study determined the performance of Village Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) about crime prevention of selected villages in Cebu City. The researchers employed a descriptive type of research characterized by gathering data on BPAT performance on crime prevention in the identified villages in Cebu, namely Luz, Ermita, Tisa, Guadalupe, and Tinago. Also, the study was employed by the five police stations of which these villages were under. The community, village officials, and the police officers were the respondents of the study. They were advised to answer the researcher made questionnaire. The gathered data were statistically treated using the weighted mean. The investigation revealed that on the deterrence of crime, apprehension of criminals, drug demand and supply reduction, and identification of dependents for rehabilitation the BPAT performance were rated effective by the respondents. Also, the study revealed that on the problems encountered by the BPAT in crime prevention, the drug demand and supply reduction, as well as the identification of dependents for rehabilitation, were moderately serious. It was concluded that the police in the community is a gesture of PNP's commitment to pursue a productive community partnership in support of sustained village-based anti-crime strategy in collaboration with the BPAT by intensifying public safety information campaign through regular police bulletins on criminal modus operandi. The researchers recommended strengthening the knowledge and skills of the BPAT in identifying the drug dependents for rehabilitation in the community through training and seminars.
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