THE National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) on Monday welcomed its new director, Chief Supt. Oscar David Albayalde, who said his leadership will focus on achieving the targets set in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s drive to eradicate illegal drugs and crime in the country.
Speaking at the flag raising rites of the NCRPO headquarters in Bicutan, Taguig City, Albayalde said he will recognize the police force’s top performers and sanction those who fail to meet the standards.
“Albayalde will focus on three major thrusts: (1) practical programs for crime prevention and suspension, (2) an intensified campaign against criminality and illegal drugs, and (3) sustained cleansing of ranks,” the NCRPO said in a statement.
Albayalde is a member of the Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala Class’ of 1986 and former Executive Officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorate for Plans.
The NCRPO said in the statement Albayalde has vowed to continue strengthening police presence in the communities through mobile and foot patrols and strategically located check points.
He has also forged partnerships with Barangay Information Networks and Barangay Peacekeeping Actions Teams.
In the campaign against criminality and illegal drugs, Albayalde has implemented the “Oplan Double Barrel” approach, to hit both high-value target personalities and street-level drug operators.
He has also ordered a mandatory drug test for all NCRPO officers and personnel.
The NCRPO has no place for “Pulis ABaKoDu” which means “Abusado, Bastos, Kotongero at Duwag” (abusive, discourteous, extorter and spineless), he said.
However, all police officers who will be charged will be given due process based on the NCRPO’s disciplinary mechanism.
“I will treat everyone fairly. Superior performers will get recognition while sanctions are also expected for those who do not meet the standards,” Albayalde said.
The NCRPO also said that Albayalde’s leadership is also preparing for the forthcoming 50th anniversary celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“I will be with you in the frontlines, especially in the next three to six months when we need to meet the President’s expectations,” Albayalde vowed.