A MINOR reshuffling at the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) was implemented by acting Director Police Colonel Thomas Joseph Marti Thursday, October 21, affecting seven police officials.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Sherlock Gabana, spokesperson of BCPO, said Friday, October 22, 2021, that Police Major Ritchie Gohee, chief of Police Station 9, has been assigned to replace Police Major Junrey Batadlan as Station 4 commander.
Batadlan was assigned to the General Services Division of BCPO, a newly created division as required by the Police Regional Office in Western Visayas, Gabana said.
He said the vacant post of Gohee as Police Station 9 will be temporarily taken over by his deputy Police Lieutenant Jonito Pastrana.
At police station 10, Police Captain Rondyl Tapang was relieved as station commander and was transferred to the Mobile Patrol Unit (MPU) as deputy chief. His post will be assumed by former Station 2 deputy chief Police Lieutenant Andy Ofalia.
Meanwhile, former BCPO spokesperson and now City Mobile Force Company head Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico swapped posts with Police Lieutenant Colonel Edel Jose Manzano, who is the current head of MPU.
Gabana explained that the reshuffling was affected because some of these officials were already overstaying their posts.
He further said this is also part of their preparation for the 2022 elections and they expect more changes at BCPO.