THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Davao is now looking for police officers who are willing to be assigned in Caloocan City in support to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa’s effort to reform the police ranks there.
Speaking during the AFP-PNP press forum at The Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, September 20, PRO-Davao spokesperson Police Chief Inspector Andrea dela Cerna said there are already some officers who have signified their interest to be transferred to Caloocan City following the call of the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, who personally asked volunteers from Davao Region.
“Right now I cannot give you any list of officers but there are officers who are willing [to be transferred],” she said.
Dela Cerna added that they have no list of volunteers yet to show but she said the chief PNP has their full support in his quest to realign the personnel of Caloocan City.
“We are humbled because makikita naman po natin 'yung trust and confidence ng ating PNP Chief sa mga PNP officers (We are seeing the trust and confidence of the PNP chief to the officers) specifically here in Davao knowing he’s been here for a very long time. Alam niya kung paano mag trabaho, kilos at kalidad ng mga Dabawenyo na pulis (She knows how to work and the quality of Davao police),” Dela Cerna said.
She also took the request of the PNP chief as a challenge for the Davao cops because the region was the first region where the chief PNP requested for volunteers.
“We will comply with the orders of our chief PNP and we are prepared,” she said.
She said there is no timeline yet as to when the request for transfer will be effective.
Meanwhile, PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos said on Tuesday that the order from the Police Directorate for Community Relations is now processing the effectivity of the transfer.