PNP’s best: NCRPO is top regional command
MANILA, Philippines — The National Capitol Region Police Office (NCRPO) has been recognized as the best out of the 16 regional police offices nationwide.
It was a first for the NCRPO, considered the most challenging assignment in the police service because of Metro Manila’s population, socioeconomic diversity and security challenges.
The NCRPO director, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, accepted the award in behalf of the 28,000-strong command (comprised of five districts) in ceremonies recently held as part of the 118th Police Service Anniversary program in Camp Crame.
The regional offices were evaluated based on several criteria, including crime rate, crime solution, intelligence gathering, operational strategies, number of checkpoints and Oplan Sita campaigns, search and arrest warrants, and submission of reports, among others.
During Eleazar’s watch, crime volume in Metro Manila dropped by 58 percent during the first three years of the Duterte administration compared to the last three years of the Aquino administration.
The NCRPO chief has been recognized by peers for his hands-on approach and attention to detail, having taken part in major operations against illegal drugs and other anticrime campaigns, whether in the slums or exclusive villages.
He has also personally led the inspection of police stations to ensure that they remain clean and presentable, maintaining that “the precinct is the symbol of authority (and) the refuge of our people needing assistance.” —CONTRIBUTED
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