CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Police Regional Office 3 reshuffled a total of 16 chiefs of police in Central Luzon as election period begins.
“The revamp does not automatically mean that the chiefs of police are underperforming in their duties instead they have already stayed in their position for the maximum allowable period of two years,” Police Regional Director PCSupt. Joel Napoleon Coronel clarified.
Nueva Ecija has the most reshuffled with nine followed by Zambales with four, Bulacan-two, and Bataan-one.
“We are adhering to the directives of higher headquarters and this movement was deliberated and approved by our Regional Oversight Committee, at the same time it is the nature of police work, especially police officials to be assigned to different fields to further test their capabilities,” Coronel added.
“I also gave directives to all our provincial/city police offices to go ‘tooth and nail’ in our aggressive operations against criminals and gun-for-hire syndicates as well as stern implementation of gun ban to ensure the peaceful holding of credible and fair elections this May,” the official furthered. (CLJD-PIA 3)