Cebu cops get award from Camp Crame-A A +A
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
THE Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) is showing no signs of slowing down.
The office received a Silver Eagle Award from Camp Crame last Friday after passing the first stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS).
Senior Supt. Noel Gillamac, CPPO director, told Sun.Star Cebu they are the only unit under the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Central Visayas to attain the certification.
He said they received a score of 96 percent from four areas, such as their use of limited resources and their new projects .
PGS serves as a gauge in measuring the performance of police units. It is under the transformation agenda of the Philippine National Police (PNP) P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030, which aims to create a highly capable, effective and credible police service.
The conferment ceremony took place in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Out of 75 police units who presented their transformation plans, only 22 received the award.
Gillamac said he presented CPPO’s performance in June under the watch of Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, chief of PNP’s directorial staff.
He said they were judged in four strategic perspectives: resource management, learning and growth, process excellence and community.
Under his command, Gillamac implemented a system of uninterrupted public service.
He directed town police chiefs to submit the duty details and schedule of their stations every week. This, is after he learned that some policemen report on duty for the whole week then take another week off from duty. This practice is called among police officers as tumba-tumba.
In May, the CPPO conducted a criminal investigation course to address the shortage of police investigators and ensure unsolved cases will not be put at the back burner.
Some police stations in Metro Cebu already have their own Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) teams as part of CPPO’s efforts in responding to crimes swiftly.
In the first quarter of the year, the total crime volume of CPPO decreased by 16.7 percent, a result of the community’s response to their initiatives and programs, Gillamac said.
Last week during the celebration of 113th Police Service Anniversary in PRO 7, the CPPO was the most lauded unit after having garnered five awards.
They were recognized for having the most number of accounted firearms. They were also acknowledged for their significant efforts in the campaign against the illegal drug trade.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 26, 2014.