Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 461 dated August 31, 1994, every first week of September is declared as the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW). In observance of the 23rd NCPW with a theme: "Pamayanang Mapagmasid, Kapayapaan ang Maihahatid", the DILG Nueva Ecija Provincial Director, Dir. Renato G. Bernardino, attended the kick-off ceremony which was held in the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO), Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija on September 4, 2017.

The activity aims to enjoin all National Government Agencies and instrumentalities of government to evolve and implement projects and activities that focus on prevention as an approach in combating criminality. PD Bernardino, in his message, commended the effort of the PNP-NEPPO for being the top performer in the accounting of High Value Target (HVT) in Region 3 during the implementation of PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan "Double Barrel: Reloaded".

The ceremony was concluded with the ceremonial signing of Pledge of Support to brace the citizen's participation in crime prevention by being more knowledgeable on the mission of the DILG, PNP, NAPOLCOM, PDEA, and other attached government agencies to enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.