THE ORMOC City Police Office (OCPO) recently received an excellent adjectival rating (high rating), including its division units and police stations, during the “One Time Big Time Red Teaming Inspection” of the Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) of the Police Regional Office 8 (PRO-8), headed by Police Colonel Reynaldo B. Dela Cruz on September 6, 2022.

According to Police Colonel (PCol) Nelvin Ricohermoso, City Director of the OCPO, the high rating is a result of the overwhelming support of LGU-Ormoc, headed by City Mayor Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez and Leyte Fourth District Representative, Congressman Richard I. Gomez.

“Walang rason magmalatumal o magtinapolan ang mga pulis dinhi sa Ormoc dahil overwhelming ang suporta sa LGU,” said PCol Ricohermoso during the exit conference of the said inspection and the Gabay-Aral Program held on September 6-7, 2022.

Accordingly, the purpose of the “One Time Big Time Red Teaming Inspection” is to effectively monitor the degree of compliance and adherence to the Intensified Cleanliness Policy of the PRO-8 personnel at the police provincial offices, municipal police stations, and other units.

Meanwhile, a discussion on the police officer’s creed took place during the entrance briefing, including mention of the PNP’s stand on basic issues, professional conduct and ethical standards, customs and traditions, police officer pledge, conduct of law enforcement officials, commitment, and administrative sanctions, among others.

Speakers from RIAS-8 included Police Leiutenant Colonel Elias Ricardo E. Ricote, Deputy Director; PLtCol Hilario R. Monteron, Jr; Atty. Eden Jerby Go, Chief LAD; and Police Captain Atty. Rigel Kent P. Manzanes, City Legal Officer of OCPO.

Finally, during the exit briefing, aside from the giving of awards, the results of inspection, rating scale, rating, assessment (findings), recommendations, ranking, best practices, and other observations were also explained by RIAS-8 personnel. With the said program, violations were corrected after the inspection; while during Gabay-Aral Program, police personnel were reminded, educated, and guided as to the proper performance of their duties and responsibilities. By Gwen Maurillo (EV Mail September 5-11, 2022 issue)