(August 9, 2012) Tacurong City Police Station has been adjudged as the Second Best Police Station-Component City Category in the country for the year 2011. TCPS Chief Gilberto Tuzon was also selected as the Top 2 Best Police Chief for the same category.
            PNP Field Evaluation and Validation Team headed by Police Director Ager P. Ontog assessed TCPS on July 12, 2012. COP Tuzon presented TCPS best practices that contributed to the decrease of the city’s crime rate in 2011. Evaluators lauded the TCPS best practices and its involvement in environmental and social activities. Best practices were Oplan RePazo, Oplan Bitag Sasakyan, rewards system for best performing personnel, regular zoning operations, establishment of radio network, regular conduct of stakeholder dialogue, and regular meeting with intelligence units, among others.

TCPS success in mitigating crimes and threats to peace and order is also attributed to the strong support of the local government unit, Philippine Army-Task Force Talakudong and civilian volunteers. “I saw good relationship of LGU and police. Maraming nang mas naunang syudad sa inyo ngunit ipinakita ninyo ang pagsasamahan at kooperasyon at ngayon isa kayo sa pinakamatatag na contender,” said Police Director Ontog.

TCPS and Chief Tuzon are among the outstanding men and units cited by PNP for the year 2011. Also, General Santos City Police Office was recognized as Best City Police Office and the South Cotabato Public Safety Company as Best Public Safety Company.

The awards were given during the national celebration of the 111th Anniversary of the police service on August 8, 2012 at the PNP Multi Purpose Center, Camp Crame in Quezon City. (Jezereel Louise C. Billano)