New NegOcc top cop orders all out war vs. wanted persons

PBrig. Gen. Jack Wanky (left), Western Visayas acting police regional director, presided over the turnover of command from PCol. Leo Pamittan to PCol. Rainerio M. de Chavez (center).*NOCPPO photo

PCol. Rainerio M. de Chavez, the new Negros Occidental OIC police provincial director, ordered an all-out war against wanted persons in the province, including illegal drug personalities and groups, and criminal gangs.

“Let us bring them behind bars and stop their criminal acts”, de Chavez said in his speech at the change of command rites at Camp Alfredo M. Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City on Thursday, February 22.

De Chavez replaced PCol. Leo Pamittan as head of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office at rites presided by PBrig. Gen. Jack Wanky, Western Visayas acting police regional director.

“We will implement aggressive and honest law enforcement which shall produce quality accomplishments, and not just accomplishments for show. We will fight against all forms of criminality, insurgency, and terrorism,” de Chavez said.

He said the police under his leadership will be humble in serving the people but hard in enforcing the law against criminals, wanted persons, terrorists, and all who violate the law.

The police will also continue to be partners with other government agencies in preserving and promoting natural treasures and resources in Negros Occidental, De Chavez said.

De Chavez also assured that the morale and welfare of the police personnel shall be primordial because human resource is the best resource of their organization.

However, he will ensure that every misdeed, involvement in illegal drugs, corruption and any illegal activity will be dealt with accordingly and sternly, de Chavez said.

“The integrity enhancement of all PNP personnel, both uniformed and non-uniformed, shall be put in place. We will implement the preventive and punitive approaches of the internal disciplinary mechanism, and in so doing, we will utilize our intelligence operatives for monitoring, validation, and/or negation, in coordination with our investigative units,” he said.

They will also try their best to capitalize on information communication and technology development to cope with the fast-changing times, he added.

De Chavez also assured that they will continue to engage the community in all endeavors, and intensify partnerships with stakeholders for crime prevention, crime reporting, and even in disaster response.

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said de Chavez was highly recommended for the job of Negros Occidental police provincial director.

De Chavez, 49, who previously headed the Batangas and Rizal provincial police offices and was assigned to Camp Crame is a Philippine National Police Academy Class of 2000 graduate.

“I trust the new police provincial director will be as efficient as those preceding him,” Lacson said.*

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