Supt. James Goforth yesterday assumed as chief of police of Dumaguete City, to replace Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino, who has been assigned to Mandaue City.
The changing of the guards from OIC chief, Insp. Eddie Oira, to Goforth was officiated by Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office director, Senior Supt. Edward Carranza, and witnessed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria.
Goforth, who hails from southern Luzon, got his orders from the NOPPO, PNP Region 7 and the city to eradicate the illegal numbers game “swertres” and illegal drugs.
He said that with the support of the PNP hierarchy and the city government, there is no reason for him to fail, and that he will enforce the law without fear or favor.
Carranza also directed Goforth to organize the security guards of all banking and commercial institutions in Dumaguete to deter crimes, unlike what happened in China de Oro in Tagbilaran and the attempted pawnshop robbery in Cebu City.
Aside from illegal gambling and drugs, he is also expected to implement the Police Integrated Patrol system.*JG
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