The City of Muntinlupa recently broke new ground for the upgrading of its current police headquarters as part of its goal to be a fully-equipped "smart city."

Mayor Ruffy Biazon led officials in the unveiling of new facilities for the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Muntinlupa headquarters in Tunasan that will also feature advanced technologies to help deter or minimize criminal incidents.

“We want to support our police force so they can do their job effectively and as part of our goal to be a smart city. That is why our Muntinlupa Police should also be a SMART police—snappy, modern, able, has rapid response, and technologically-oriented," Biazon said.

Among the improvements that Biazon is looking forward to is the completion of a central command center that will link to the city's CCTV network and enable the local police to respond more quickly and efficiently.

Other slated improvements are a modern conference room, Kabalikat ‘98 multi-purpose lobby, and a new office for the chief of police.

"We are very happy with the new facilities for the headquarters which will include tools and equipment that keep up with the advancement of technology. After all, being SMART is not only about the equipment, but more importantly, about how we do our work. We are working towards enhancing the law enforcement in our city, which is why we will continue to improve the means to do this task," Biazon added.

The Muntinlupa City Police Station also welcomed a new chief. A turnover ceremony between PCol. Angel Garcillano and PCol. Robert Domingo was held on May 10 at the Muntinlupa Police headquarters in Barangay Tunasan. Col. Robert Domingo is now the acting chief of the Muntinlupa Police, replacing Col. Angel Garcillano who served in the position for more than two years.

New PNP-Muntinlupa Chief of Police PCol. Robert Domingo, Mayor Ruffy B. Biazon, and PCol. Angel Garcillano

 (From left to right) Department of Disaster Resilience and Management (DDRM) Assistant Department Head Edward Arciaga, Mayor Ruffy B. Biazon, PCol. Angel Garcillano, Engr. Michal Israela Domingo, Architect John Herrick Duad, General Services Office (GSO) Head, Ms. Amelia Rose U. Casiguran

(From left to right) Architect John Herrick Duad, Engr. Michal Israela Domingo, PCol. Angel Garcillano, Mayor Ruffy B. Biazon, General Services Office (GSO) Head, Ms. Amelia Rose U. Casiguran
*Source: Public Information Office