The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) command has announced the stationary of its crime forensics’ PNP-Scene of the Crime Office (SOCO) in every police station all over Metro Manila.
Police Major General Debold Sinas led the simple conducting of ceremony for SOCO personnel with their sophisticated forensic equipment held at the regional headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.
“I want to have timely, effective and efficient response and forensic investigation of crime incidents, the concept of “ONE SOCO” team per City”. Sinas said.
Sinas personally organized the one SOCO team in each of the cities within the National Capital Region (NCR) under the operational control of the Chief of Police/Station Commanders which will respond to calls for SOCO assistance within their respective areas of responsibility.
Through the completion of a SOCO course, personnel’s abilities in conducting scientific crime scene processes and establishing facts relative to crime incident were developed and enhanced. They were prepared properly in undertaking SOCO duties and responsibilities.
As of this writing, the Northern Police District (NPD) has three Cities that have their own SOCO team; Eastern Police District (EDP) has two cities; Manila Police District (MPD) has two in their areas of responsibility; while four Cities in Southern Police District (SPD) have their own and 2 teams are currently operational in Quezon City Police District.
The SOCO teams are co-located within the police stations to ensure close coordination and collaboration between and among the forensic evidence collectors and criminal investigators.
Sinas provided each SOCO team with their SOCO Kits, Casting and Molding Kits, Fingerprint Kits, SOCO Shirts, PPEs & raincoats while offices and vehicles were also given to them.
“Metro Manila is now experiencing the operational readiness of the NCRPO SOCO Teams. Cities having their own Teams will give a response time of 5 to 10 minutes in arriving to the crime scene and be at the forefront in processing and gathering evidence, solving any case from the focus crimes to sensational incidents,” Sinas explained.
IN PHOTO: NCRPO Director Police Maj. General Debold Sinas personally distributed crime forensics tools to a Scene of the Crime Office (SOCO) personnel at the regional headquarters at Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.