QCPD picks new commanders for Novaliches, Eastwood stations
MANILA — Two stations of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) have new commanders who are expected to improve and intensify the war on drugs in the city.
In an announcement on Monday, Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, the QCPD director, said he has appointed new heads for the QCPD Stations 4 in Novaliches and 12 in Eastwood. The appointments of Supt. April Mark Young to Station 4 and Supt. Robert Sales to Station 12 took effect Monday, the QCCPD head added.
Unlike earlier movements of station of commanders in Quezon City, Eleazar clarified that the assignment of new commanders was made to further improve the city’s war on illegal drugs.
Since Eleazar assumed office last July 1, five station commanders have been reshuffled, and one of them was sent to Mindanao because of his alleged involvement in illegal drugs.
The latest replacements, however, are parts of the district’s improvement of its war against illegal drugs.
Supt. Jerico Baldeo, the former Station 4 head, is set to attend the Officers Senior Executive Course (OSEC) needed for his career advancement. On the other hand, Supt. Jeffrey Bilaro was assigned as the District Salaam Officer who will be in charge of “closely monitoring, networking, and liaising with Muslim communities to promote obedience to the law, respect for cultural diversity and cooperation of the community with its police.”
Eleazar assured residents of the city that the new station commanders were armed with experience from their previous assignments. Young served as the deputy provincial director for operations of Davao del Norte Police Provincial Office (PPO) from July 28, 2015 to February 11, 2016 and the chief of the Digos City police from February 12 to July 12 of this year.
Sales once served as Station 6 commander and the secretary of the directorial staff of the QCPD Office of the Chief, District Directorial Staff (OCDDS). When he was the head of Station 6, Batasan Hill recorded the highest number of drug users surrendering the police during the initial implementation of Oplan Tokhang.
“We placed these officers in these positions to further improve our war against drugs and criminality,” Eleazar, adding that an effective anti-crime campaign has always been an element in realizing a peaceful and progressive city. SFM
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