JUSTICE Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla has designated lawyer Medardo de Lemos as the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Lemos was the deputy director or the second in command in the bureau, before his designation as OIC.

Remulla said his designation will last until July 31, 2022.

Lemos has been in service to the NBI for 37 years.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines, College of Law in 1983 and subsequently finished a course at the NBI Academy in 1985.

In 1994, he completed the Officers Senior Executive Course conducted by the Philippine Public Safety College.

He also underwent a training course jointly conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (192nd Session) and the University of Virginia in 1998.

He obtained a Career Executive Service Officer (Ceso) rank in 2003.

Remulla said he was instrumental in crafting the NBI’s Rules of Engagement, which streamlined the policy on the use of deadly force in the conduct of enforcement operations. (SunStar Philippines)