Effectiveness of the Mobile Patrol Unit (MPU) in its Anti-Criminality Campaign in Bulusan, Sorsogon


Authors : JaynorGeroliaGuelas

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 5 - May

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6612652

This topic pertains to the identification of the effectiveness of the Mobile Patrol Unit in Bulusan Sorsogon, including the perception of the people particularly the business-owners based on the programs implemented by the Mobile Patrol Unit. It was previously conducted in the exclusive jurisdiction of the municipality of Bulusan, a fourth-class municipality of the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. The researcher believed that the result of this study could be more beneficial to the said patrol unit in order for them to improve programs and techniques to produce more efficient service to the people. To be able to possibly get the data needed for this study, the researcher used a qualitative research method blended with a descriptive approach. Participants of this study came from the two group of respondents, one from the group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) patrol units (Mobile Patrol Units - MPU) and the other is from the group of the business-owners. Data shows that the Mobile Patrol Unit have their different programs in order to promote the peace and order in the said municipality; their identified programs are: (a)Increased Police Visibility, (b)Positive Attitude, and (c)Multi-Faceted Response. Identified programs are said to have a better effectiveness in as far as the anti-criminality campaign is concern. The low count of crime rate in the said municipality evidenced the said effectiveness of the patrol unit. The greater the program of crime prevention, the greater also the probability to deny the opportunity to commit crime. It also revealed the different positive experiences of the business-owners as to the anti-criminality campaign of the said patrol unit, the identified responses as to the experiences are (a)Community Satisfaction, (b)Good Police Performance, (c)People and Business Security, and (d)Limited Patrol Areas. It evidenced also the effectiveness of the patrol unit of Bulusan municipality. However, the other group of respondents (businessowners) argued that despite of having a good experience, they want to extend the area coverage of conducting patrol by the said unit as it does not reach the far distant barangays in the said municipality. It is exclusively conducted within the entire jurisdiction of the town without significant extension of patrol to the distant areas. Therefore, the researcher concluded that despite of having a better patrol experience of the business owners, the MPU has its own limited area during the times when they are conducting patrol in the municipality of Bulusan, province of Sorsogon.

Keywords : Effectiveness, Anti-Criminality Campaign, Experiences, Patrol, Philippine National Police, Mobile Patrol Unit, Bulusan, Sorsogon.

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