RESHUFFLING of police chiefs is not the top priority of Chief Superintendent Samuel Pagdilao Jr., the acting regional director of Police Regional Office (PRO) in Western Visayas.

Pagdilao, who assumed the post on July 5, will not recommend the revamp in the provincial and city office top posts until he is done reviewing the performance of the incumbent chiefs.

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He also clarified that the relief of provincial and city directors is the authority of the chief of the Philippine National Police who acts on the recommendation of Senior Officers Promotion and Placement Board.

"With the recommendation from the board, the Chief PNP then submit the list to the provincial governor who will choose his bets for the position," he said.

PRO-Western Visayas has six provincial police directors and two city police directors.

Pagdilao, meanwhile, said that he will support the programs of the previous administration, particularly the accounting of personnel.

"We have to sustain all programs and projects that are beneficial both to our police and the community," he said.

In his inaugural speech, Pagdilao said he would move to strengthen the PRO-Western Visayas "feedback mechanism to provide him the basis of what to sustain and improve in the present programs and projects of the region's police force. (PR)