THE Police Regional Office (PRO) in Northern Mindanao recognized the best police offices and officers across the region during the 118th Police Service Anniversary on Monday, September 16.
Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) was hailed as the Best City Police Office, with Bukidnon Police Provincial Office as the Best Police Provincial Office in the region.
Gingoog City Police Station was recognized as the Best Component City Police Station, Claveria Municipal Police Station as the best municipal station, and Police Station 5 of Cocpo as the Best City Police Station.
The police awardees include Police Colonel Benedicto Pintor as Best Senior Police Commissioned Officer (PCO) for Administration, Police Captain Harlene Jane Santoluma as Best Junior PCO for Administration, and Police Major Lexy Sonido as Best Junior PCO for Operation, among others.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Mardy Hortillosa, PRO-Northern Mindanao spokesperson, said a selection committee chose the awardees based on their accomplishments from July 2018 to June 2019.
Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa, deputy chief of the Philippine National Police for Operations, said the 118th Police Anniversary recalls the beginnings of the police service and remembers police heroes.
"Our accomplishment is beyond what the leadership had expected. PRO-Northern Mindanao is home of matapat at magigiting sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan," he said.