CPPO upset with station chiefs' performance-A A +A
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
STATION commanders in Cebu Province yesterday received flak from their superior for their allegedly poor performance in solving crimes.
“Honestly and to be frank, I’m not satisfied with the performance of the police chiefs,” said Senior Supt. Noel Gillamac, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO).
Gillamac noticed that police stations conduct operations only for compliance.
“This is a challenge to them to improve their performance. I want them to follow every guideline so we can accomplish more and serve the public better,” Gillamac said.
When he checked on the statistics in the Provincial Operations Branch, he found out that most major cases are unsolved.
Some police stations also failed to achieve their quota on arresting personalities involved in illegal drugs and gambling.
Many policemen are also guilty of ‘tumba-tumba,’ a practice where they take their rest
days for a long time, thus disrupting public service.
Gillamac transferred the policemen to other municipalities.
He warned the police chiefs that he will not hesitate to file complaints against them if they are not performing their jobs.
Gillamac directed the Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch (PIDMB) to press charges against the police chiefs for neglect of duty.
He said he will not relieve police personnel because this will not solve the problem.
“I want them to redirect their focus in order to create an impact to the public that the police can solve problems and not just take them for granted,” Gillamac said.
He told his staff to support the lower police units in their operations.
“I can’t do it alone. Pirmi ko sapoton diri,” Gillamac said in jest.
He said his focus will be on the component cities in Metro Cebu as this serves as the ”show window” of Cebu Province.
Gillamac urged police stations to be proactive and identify local personalities involved in crimes.
“I want them to conduct house visitations so they can monitor them,” he said.
With the rise of carnapping incidents in Cebu Province, Gillamac directed the police stations to intensify checkpoint operations.
“Dapat magtarong sila sa ilang trabaho (They should do well in their job),” he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 01, 2013.