761 PRO1 cops promoted

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO — Seven hundred sixty one policemen were promoted during the 110th Police Service Anniversary Celebration at the PRO1 grandstand here August 15.

Police Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu, Region 1 police director, administered the mass oath-taking and led the pinning of ranks of the newly-promoted police personnel of the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) which coincided with the 110th Police Service Anniversary Celebration at the PRO1 grandstand here.

Forty one Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and 720 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) assigned in different police units and offices in Region 1 were promoted on this date.

Of the PCOs, three were promoted to police superintendent, 30 to police chief inspector, and 8 to police senior inspector.  Of the  PNCOs, four were promoted to senior police officer 4 (SPO4), 12 to SPO3; 5 to SPO2; 554 to SPO1; 119 to PO3; and 26 to PO2.

Also present during the ceremony, which was held simultaneously in other police regional offices nationwide, were the spouses, children, friends and admirers of many of the promotees.

Bucayu told the promoted personnel that their promotion is an acknowledgment of their professional competence and reminded them that a higher rank not merely implies more authority but also greater responsibility, even as he encouraged them to seek further self-improvement to adequately meet the demands of their new positions.

“I wish to underscore that, regardless of rank, you all have to adhere to the basics of our chosen profession, foremost of which is discipline, the one trait that sets us apart from most other organizations.  Live up to the basic image of a simple but dignified, courteous but firm, honest and incorruptible officer.  Ipakita at ipadama ninyo sa sambayanan ang mabuting asal at tamang pagganap ng tungkulin,” Bucayu said.

The regional director also urged the promotees to remain steadfast in abiding by the PNP core values and to inspire others by becoming model police officers.

“I wish also to remind you of our need to continue our coordination and cooperation with our partners and stakeholders in order for us to achieve the goals of the PNP Integrated Transformation Program,” he said.#