Six police non-commissioned officers holding key positions at the Bacolod City Police Office were replaced effective Wednesday, city Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said yesterday.
Senior Insp. Lester Leada was replaced by Senior Insp. Jeffrey Attunaga as head of the Operations Branch, Senior Insp. Jose Mulleta by Insp. Mark Angelo Jungco as chief of the Intelligence Branch, and Senior Insp. Charles Gever by Senior Police Officer 1 Rhanie Songaling as head of Warrant and Subpoena Section, De la Paz said.
Supt. Alexander Ermeo, the incumbent City Police Deputy Director for Administration and the head of the Special Operations Group, also replaced Senior Insp. Niel Exaltado as head of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group while Chief Insp. Danilo Francisco, head of the Administrative branch, assumed as the new head of the Human Resource Doctrine and Development, formerly headed by Senior Insp. Leilani Garcia, he added.
De la Paz also designated Insp. Asension Ortizo, former deputy chief of Police Station 3, as the new deputy police chief of Station 1 in lieu of Insp. Benedicto Villarias.
Exaltado and Mulleta replaced Superintendents Santiago Rapiz and Leonardo Borromeo, respectively, in June this year, after they were meted suspensions by the Deputy Ombudsman for the military and other law enforcement agencies, police records showed.
De la Paz explained that the key officers were replaced to undergo a three-month Public Safety Officers Advancement Course at the Regional Training School in Brgy. Mansilingan.
He, however, admitted that not all of them will be reinstated to their previous positions after their schooling.
De la Paz at the same time stressed that there may be other police personnel who will be relieved from their posts after the evaluation of their performances, although he would not reveal when will their relief be.*APN