NCR police chief retires


Police Director Carmelo Valmoria, chief of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO), retired from the service on Wednesday

A member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1982 (Sandigan), Valmoria began heading the Philippine National Police (PNP) post  in the NCR or Metro Manila in December 2013, serving for one year and seven months.

In simple ceremonies held at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City (Metro Manila), he thanked the 18,000-strong NCRPO for its support during his term and his men  for helping him implement reforms and anti-criminality programs particularly “Oplan (Operation Plan): Lambat-Sibat.”

The operation plan proved to be a major factor in reducing by almost 50 percent  street-crime incidence in Metro Manila.

“I’m leaving with pride. I’m proud and fulfilled in the service,” Valmoria said.

Present during the retirement honors for the NCRPO chief were Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd, incoming PNP chief Ricardo Marquez, outgoing PNP officer-in-charge Leonardo Espina, regional police staff, friends and visitors.

Valmoria said upon his retirement, he will devote his time to his family.

Chief Supt. Allen Bantolo, NCRPO director for administration, will temporarily assume as officer-in-charge until such time a permanent replacement for Valmoria is named.


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