Police

Presently, there are two main headquarters stationed in the municipality, Pinamalayan Municipal Police Station (PMPS) located at Municipal Compound, Zone III and the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) located at Sitio Paraiso, Zone I.  PMPS has a total of 43 police personnel and 2 vehicles currently in good condition for law enforcement. Based on the 2014 total population (84,046), the current ratio of policeman to population was approximately 1:1,827 on which is below the nationally accepted policeman–  population ratio of 1:1,000. Meanwhile, PPSC has a 131 police personnel and 5 vehicles in good condition. PPSC was assigned for law enforcement and public safety not only for Pinamalayan but also for the adjacent municipalities like Gloria, Pola and Socorro.

Fire Protection 

Fire protection services are provided mainly by the local fire-fighting force of BFP composed of 12 personnel. Current ratio of firemen to fire trucks stands at 6:1 was above the accepted ratio while firemen to the municipal population is at 1:7,004, which is below the ideal ratio of 1:2,000. Fire protection facilities include a fire station located at Zone IV and 2 fire trucks equipped with fire fighting tools.

Jail Management

The Provincial Jail located at barangay Zone IV is occupied by 139 inmates and manned by 20 jail guards. At present, there are no vehicles available in the facility and prison van is only borrowed to headquarters stationed at Calapan City. Establishment of New Provincial Jail in barangay Sta. Isabel was proposed due to increasing number of inmates and the improper location of the present jail in residential areas.

 

Protective Services by Facilities and Equipment, Year 2014

Type of Facility

Location

Area (sq.m)

No. of Personnel

Personnel to Pop'n. Ratio

Facilities/Equipment

Condition

Vehicle

Others

Police (Pinamalayan Municipal Police Station)

Headquarters

Zone III

510

46

1:1,827

Mobile Car

 

Good

SJG-335

Good

Outpost

Zone II

           

Police (Provincial Public Safety Company)

Headquarters

Paraiso

10,000

131

0.5

4 units of Toyota Hi-Lux

 

Good

Zone I

Mitsubhishi Canter

Good

Fire Protection (Bureau of Fire Protection - Pinamalayan)

Headquarters

Del Pilar St. Corner Alvarez St., Zone IV

300

12

1 : 7,004

1 Morita Firetruck

 

Good

1 Seagrave Firetruck

Good

 

4 sets PPE's (hemet, firecoat, trousers, boots)

Poor

1 Spineboard

Poor

8 Firehose

Poor

3 Nozzle

Poor

Jail Management (Provincial Jail - Pinamalayan)

District Jail

Zone IV

2,500

20

1:07

 

No. of Inmates

M

F

T

134

5

139

 Source:  Pinamalayan Municipal Police Station / Provincial Public Safety Company / Bureau of Fire Protection-Pinamalayan / Provincial Jail

 

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