By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has directed the newly installed acting provincial director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) to maintain the province’s current peace and order situation.
Lacson held his first meeting with NOCPPO acting director, Police Colonel Leo Pamittan, on Tuesday, January 11.
The governor has also directed Pamittan to do everything in his power to ensure the upcoming elections in May of this year goes smoothly and peacefully.
Pamittan officially became the acting provincial director of NOCPPO last Monday, January 10, in a turnover of command ceremony held at the Police Regional Office 6 headquarters in Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City.
He replaced Police Colonel Romy Palgue, who served as NOCPPO director for more than a year.
Meanwhile, Pamittan presided over his first staff conference at the NOCPPO headquarters on Tuesday, where he congratulated the chiefs of the 31 city and municipal police stations and provincial headquarters personnel for being awarded as the Best Police Provincial Office for 2021 in Western Visayas during the 120th Police Service Anniversary last October.
“I ask for your continued support and cooperation to ensure the unit remains the top performer in the region,” said Pamittan, who was also previously the officer-in-charge of the Capiz Police Provincial Office. (With a report from PNA)/DGB, WDJ