Decena told: Lead BCPO with vigor

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Monday, February 17, 2014


NEWLY-designated city police director Senior Superintendent Larry Decena was told to lead the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) with vigor during the change of command Saturday.

Police regional director Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan, in his message read by Senior Superintendent Allan Guisihsan, deputy regional director for operation, also said that he hopes that Decena will introduce innovations for policemen in Bacolod.

He also congratulated Decena’s predecessor Senior Superintendent Edgardo Ordaniel for a job well done.

Angan said that as police officers, they always face changes in leadership, in unit or assignment, and in administrative and operational guidelines and directives of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“Let us embrace it wholeheartedly and with utmost understanding and dedication to our duty because we all come and go. No one in the police service stays in one position or unit for a lifetime,” Angan said.

Mayor Monico Puentevella told Decena to address the traffic problems, and illegal drugs and gambling activities in the city.

Puentevella pinned the “Medalya ng Kasayanayan” award on Ordaniel, who said he expects that the personnel of BCPO will give their support and cooperation to the new director.

During Ordaniel’s year-long stint, BCPO received two major awards in the regional level – the highest percentage of positive operations against loose firearms and the highest percentage of arrested wanted persons.

Ordaniel also enforced in the BCPO the accounting of personnel in the morning and afternoon, the all-out war against illegal drugs, loose firearms, and street crimes, and led an intensified campaign against wanted persons.

He also created the trackers team, “cops on bike,” motorized anti-street crime operatives, and weekend training for BCPO personnel in headquarters.

“I hope these practices will be continued for the people of Bacolod,” said Ordaniel, who was reassigned to the Regional Placement Holding Accounting Unit.

Decena said he wants to develop the capability of the city police to address the problem on traffic, to fight illegal drugs and illegal gambling, and to arrest wanted persons in the city.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 17, 2014.

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