RENEWED spirituality can steer a wayward the cop back to the right path.

This was the message of Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Firearms and Explosives director, to the personnel of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas, which hosted the first Regional Conference of Bless Our Cops (BOC) seminar yesterday.

The event was part of the police’s internal cleansing.

Pastors and religious leaders also attended.

“If we can change the police, practically, we can change our country,” said Binag in his speech.

In Central Visayas, Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the regional police director, recommended to Camp Crame the transfer of 29 erring cops to Basilan.

The Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) 7 has filed criminal and administrative charges against nine police officers who reportedly failed to declare their extra cars in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).

These officers were already transferred to Camp Crame, facing investigation on their alleged involvement in illegal drug trade and gambling operations.

Senior Supt. Jose Carumba, RIAS 7 director, said the nine officers form part of the 63 officers who are being investigated for their reportedly unexplained lavish lifestyle.