The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) plans to establish Highway Police Assistance Desks or HI-PADS in all police stations along the highways of the province.
In the joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) meeting held recently, Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, IPPO chief, said their goal is for all police stations along the highway to establish their respective HI-PADS to be situated in strategic areas with a slogan “Travel Around Your Area Better and Safe.”
“The HI-PADS will be a structure complete with necessary equipment like handheld radio, table desk, tarpaulin signage, lights, and blinkers,” Tayaba said.
Tayaba said HI-PADS can help in effectively implementing road safety ordinances and further address the high number of highway/road crashes and robbery hold-up incidents.
He said these assistance desks will be manned by two or three PNP personnel who will be visible and active 24 hours a day.
Likewise, a patrol car or motorcycle will be on standby to immediately render appropriate security and related public safety services to motorists and commuters. (PIA-Iloilo)