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Community Extension Meeting with Iligan City Police Station 6 and College of Criminology

Community Extension Meeting with Iligan City Police Station 6 and College of Criminology
Date: August 25, 2023
Time: 9:30 A.M – 10:30 A.M.
Venue: College of Criminology Faculty Room

A significant collaboration took place at the College of Criminology Faculty Room, bringing together representatives from the Iligan City Police Station 6 and the College of Criminology. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and plan community extension activities aimed at fostering better cooperation between law enforcement and the local community. Present at the meeting were Dr. Charlyn S. Janog, the Dean of the College of Criminology and OIC VPAA; Ms. Jeannette Louise S. Labial, the Research and Publications Officer from the Department of Research and Creative Works; Police Officer Bacunador, and Police Officer Conrado, both from Police Station 6.
The meeting commenced with a warm welcome from Dr. Charlyn S. Janog, who expressed her gratitude for the collaboration between the academic institution and the local law enforcement agency. The attendees introduced themselves and their respective roles, laying the foundation for a productive discussion.

A significant portion of the meeting centered around the upcoming community needs assessment that was planned for the nine barangays under Police Station 6. Police Officer Bacunador, accompanied by Police Officer Conrado, outlined the importance of the assessment in identifying the unique requirements and challenges faced by each community. It was emphasized that this assessment would provide crucial insights for tailoring community-oriented programs and initiatives.
A key agreement emerged during the discussion – the decision to convene a brief meeting with the nine barangay captains under Police Station 6. Police Officer Bacunador would lead this meeting, informing the barangay captains about the impending community needs assessment. Their role would include disseminating this information to their respective constituents, and ensuring that the community is well-prepared and informed about the assessment process.
Ms. Jeannette Louise S. Labial offered a valuable suggestion during the meeting – tapping into the network of purok leaders within the barangays. Leveraging the purok leaders’ influence would facilitate the efficient distribution of data gathering tools to individual household heads, streamlining the data collection process.

An action plan was established during the meeting, outlining the upcoming steps and activities:

Action Plan
1st Week of September: A follow-up meeting with Police Station 6 is scheduled to take place. During this meeting, the focus will be on reporting the population figures for each barangay. This data is integral to understanding the demographic landscape of each community and will contribute to the accuracy of the needs assessment.
1st or 2nd Week of October: Based on the results of the community needs assessment, the next phase of community-based activities will be initiated. These activities will be designed to address the identified needs and challenges within each barangay. The goal is to implement targeted initiatives that address specific issues, fostering a sense of cooperation and shared responsibility between the community and law enforcement.

The Community Extension Meeting between the Iligan City Police Station 6 and the College of Criminology proved to be a promising collaboration with a clear vision. The commitment shown by both parties to work together for the betterment of the local communities is commendable. Through the upcoming community needs assessment and subsequent community-based activities, it is anticipated that this partnership will yield positive outcomes, fostering safer and more engaged neighborhoods in Iligan City.