BCPO recalls cop’s service vehicle-A A +A
Friday, March 1, 2013
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has ordered last Wednesday to get the PNP-owned vehicle from the custody of a policeman of Station 2 after the BCPO received a complaint for alleged misuse of said vehicle.
BCPO officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel said Thursday that the Toyota PNP-owned vehicle, which was used by Station 2 commander Police Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, will be transferred to the custody of the Trackers Team to be used for its operations.
Earlier, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Allan Purisima has ordered an investigation on Dejucos following complaints of a concerned citizen regarding the alleged misuse of the PNP-owned vehicle and alleged pawning of the station’s monthly operational allowance (MOA).
BCPO already submitted to the Police Regional Office-Western Visayas the results of its investigation which was conducted by the Investigation and Detective Management Branch led by Police Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz.
Ordaniel said the Toyota vehicle was issued by the PNP to former Operations Branch head and former Station 2 commander Police Senior Insp. Lester Leada. When Leada was relieved from Station 2, he turned over the vehicle to Dejucos to be used as a patrol vehicle.
Ordaniel said that when Station 2 received a new patrol car, Dejucos did not turn-over the Toyota vehicle to BCPO and, instead, used it as his personal service.
Ordaniel also disclosed that Dejucos is now facing several complaints, such as failure to release one of their inmates despite a release order from the court.
He said they are now waiting for the order from the higher office for possible sanctions to be given to Dejucos.
“Since there is no order yet, he will stay as Station 2 chief,” he added.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 01, 2013.