Philippine National Police Chief Benjamin Acorda Jr. urged the police to lead by example and place respect in all their actions.
“Lead by example, demonstrating respect in everything we do,” Acorda said during the 122nd Police Service Anniversary where he visited police Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba, Laguna.
By doing so, he added, the police would be able to “inspire respect in others and foster unity and understanding in your communities”.
“So, carry that respect in your heart. It is the key to building trust with the people we serve,” he said, as he also thanked the local governments and the private sector “for your support and unity with the PNP” in the Calabarzon region.
“We are happy for the generosity of the local government units and the private sector in Calabarzon,” he said.
During the anniversary celebration here, Acorda conferred awards to 12 police commissioned officers and 29 non-commissioned officers and personnel for their exemplary service as well as to the eight police units.
He also gave recognition and plaques of appreciation to the ten government officials and recognized the efforts of the police, the military, and the local officials for getting 60 barangays cleared of illegal drugs.
“And to our fellow citizens of the progressive region, thank you for your continued trust,” he said. PR