Police Chief Superintendent Gregorio R. Pimentel, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) has instructed his staff to expedite the review of cases of all members of PRO1 allegedly involved in illegal activities.
Pimentel disclosed this during a surprise inspection of all PRO1 personnel on February 6 as part of the PRO1’s initiative in carrying out the PNP’s internal cleansing program.
Pimentel announced the inspection right after the flag raising ceremony to ensure 100 percent attendance of all personnel assigned at PRO1 headquarters to include those at Regional Support Units.
The inspection of police personnel which included the non-uniformed employees and focused on checking the proper wearing of uniforms, proper grooming and prohibition of wearing expensive jewelry and accessories.
“This is our first move to check on you, to see to it that your personal bearing is in accordance with the directive of our PNP Chief. We need to follow orders and take this internal cleansing seriously in our command to remove the scalawags in our organization and in so doing we will regain the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte,” Pimentel said.
Pimentel also directed the provincial directors of the four provinces of Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte to conduct spot inspection of the personnel in their area of responsibility.
Meanwhile, the Regional Highway Patrol Unit 1 (RHPU1) also checked the 207 personal vehicles and photocopies of the OR-CRs of the said vehicles were submitted to RHPU1 for validation to make sure that they were not involved in any anomalies and criminal activities.
Pimentel appealed for “everyone to cooperate in this effort at kapit-bisig nating ibalik ang tiwala ng mamamayan sa atin at sa ating organisasyon”.
“This is our main concern and we need to act now to save the PNP and leave no stones unturned in this battle,” Pimentel said, adding that he will supervise the internal cleansing up to the lowest units of his command.#