SAN FERNANDO CITY – Ten cops of La Union were honored as “Outstanding Policemen” after they topped a provincewide search initiated by the provincial government this province.
The awardees each received a plaque of recognition and P5,000.00 cash prirze during the culmination ceremony of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) held at the Concord Building in Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) on September 6.
Police Superintendent Raymund D.C. Calano was adjudged as Outstanding Police Officer for Health Service Category; PSupt. Eudardo L. Danguecan for Intelligence Category; Police Chief Inspector Marlon D. Paiste for Special Operations; PCInsp. Artemio C. Infante in the field of Investigation; Police Senior Inspector Rogelio B. Miedes in Anti- Narcotics and PSInsp. Christian Joy Q. Alqueza for Criminalistics Category.
Meanwhile, Senior Police Officer 1 Liela Mariecres B. Arellano was honored in the Administrative Management category; SPO1 Nieva Liza C. Castro in Human Resource Development; Police Office 3 Lani E. Peralta for Police Community Relations and PO3 Ritchie M. Fabian for Traffic Management.
The search for “Ten Outstanding Policemen in the Province of La Union” (TOPPLU) was initiated by the provincial government as their way of expression and appreciation of the police’s commitment in maintaining peace and order in La Union.
Based on Ordinance No. 025-2012 authored by Joaquin C. Ostrea Jr., the TOPPLU Award was created in view of the desire of the provincial government of La Union to recognize the best cops in the province.
Police Chief Superintendent Ricardo C. Marquez, Regional Director of PRO1, congratulated the awardees and told them to continue their service with dignity and professionalism and serve as model police of the PNP organization. He likewise expressed his gratitude to the provincial government of La Union for according such recognition to the members of La Union Police.
“ Magsisilbi itong inspirasyon ng ating kapulisan sa kanilang pagseserbisyo. I hope this can also be done in other provinces of the region,” PCSupt. Marquez added.#