Chief, PNP Graces 117th Police Service Anniversary in PRO1

Police Director General Oscar D Albayalde

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – The Philippine National Police top cop Police Director General Oscar D Albayalde paid his first command visit at the Police Regional Office 1 in commemoration of the 117th Police Service Anniversary.

The 22nd Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) led the Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the Construction of PRO1 Auditorium and a 4-storey building, Ceremonial Concreting of the PRO1 Road Network and Blessing and Inauguration of the PRO1 Flagship Projects to include the PRO1 Swimming Pool, Visitor’s Lounge, Grotto and Prayer Room. He also exhorted the awardees from different police units to continue the legacy of excellent service.

In his message, PDG Oscar D Albayalde thanked and commended the courageous and hardworking members of the search and rescue teams of the PRO1 for their selfless efforts in saving lives and keeping the communities safe   during and after the onslaught of typhoon Ompong.

“Alam kong bagamat nasa panganib din ang inyong mga pamilya at mga mahal sa buhay, nagawa nyo pa ring paglingkuran, tulungan at iligtas ang ating mga kababayan. Ganyan ang tunay na pulis at mga lingkod bayan. Maraming Salamat sa inyo.”

The Chief, PNP further challenged the Police Regional Office 1 to sustain the declining crime volume and crime victimization rate in the region. As reported, the Police Regional Office 1 have registered a total of 43,671 crime incidents from January 2017 to July 2018 which is 24.86% less than the 58,121 incident from recorded from January 2015 to July 2016.

“I enjoined every member of this regional office to continue with the good work. Criminals, drug lords and other lawless criminal elements will always find ways to defy the law. Peace and order problems will continue to emerge but we must make sure that we are always steps ahead of them and not allow them to further harm the community. Let us learn from the setbacks we experienced, just treasure the lessons we learned and use them to spur as farther towards more triumphs against crimes and lawlessness especially against illegal drugs,” PDG Albayalde added.

The Chief, PNP also extended his deep gratitude to the to the Region 1 community, to our partners to local government units and to all sectors that have been strongly and sincerely supportive of PRO1.

Meanwhile, Police Chief Superintendent Romulo E Sapitula, PRO1’s Regional Director, expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Police Regional Office 1 to the Chief, PNP for his unwavering support and giving inspiration to the members of Region 1 police force. (PR – PNP PRO1 PIO)