New DCPO chief to cut underperformers-A A +A
Sunday, October 27, 2013
NEWLY-INSTALLED Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Vicente Danao Jr. is giving the office's personnel one month to improve their performance or else they bid farewell from their assigned office.
Danao issued the statement when he was asked whether there would be a revamp of the 12 police station commanders and other heads of various offices of the DCPO.
The newly-installed DCPO director earlier ordered all his subordinates and personnel to heighten their efforts in crime prevention and crime solution. He said he does not want the personnel under his leadership to be idle.
"Sinabihan ko na sila -- it's either they will shape up or they will break up. Pag hindi sila nag shape up in one month, somebody has to go. I am giving them one-month to work out with their performance in their area of responsibility," Danao said.
Danao said he will visit the 12 police stations one of these days to check on their offices, their works, and to give further instructions. Aside from peace and order concerns, the police city director also reminded his personnel to keep their morals.
"I'll visit them one at a time. Muadto ko sa station dili para pag initan sila or si kinsa man kundi para i-guide sila sa angay nilang buhaton. Pag hindi nila na prevent at na-downgrade yung criminalities in their area, again, somebody has to go (I will go to the stations not to turn the heat on them but to guide them on what to do. If they still cannot reduce criminalities in their areas, then somebody has to go)," Danao added.
Danao assured that to maintain the tranquility in Davao City, he had taken the challenge of leading the Davao City Police Office in crime prevention and crime solution.
He added that he'll continue what former director Senior Supt. Ronald dela Rosa had started.
"I will take the advice of the outgoing city director lalong-lalo na po yung Oplan Tokhang, Taphang and Pakgang (campaigns against illegal drugs and gangs). I will continue his all out campaign against drugs and all forms of criminality," Danao said.
As Danao assumed his post last Friday, he assured that as a Philippine National Police member, he is bound to maintain peace and order in the city.
"To the law abiding citizens of the city, rest assured that the police force will be giving their best in maintaining peace and order, for our safety while roaming around, enjoying and doing business in our city," Danao added. (ICT)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 28, 2013.