The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) is set to recommend the relief of more police station chiefs for lacking intensity in their campaigns against illegal drug activities.
According to Supt. Ricky Delilis, BPPO public information officer, eight chiefs of police face reassignment for unsatisfactory performances in implementing Oplan Double Barrel, the Duterte administrationâ€™s blueprint for its drug war.
However, Delilis did not bare the identities of the eight chiefs of police.
Delilis told DYRD Balita that it is possible that more municipal police chiefs will be added to the current list as the BPPO continues to monitor their performance.
He noted that the Police Regional Office 7 has the authority to issue the decision of relieving non-performing police officers of their posts.
Previously, the BPPO had summoned municipal chiefs who have not performed well in their drives against criminality and asked them to explain their alleged weak performances.
Most of the policemen, particularly those assigned in smaller towns, clarified that drug pushers in their municipalities are almost eradicated.
Others claimed that their areas of responsibility are already drug-free, which Delilis found to be improbable.
The claims had prompted the BPPO to direct the concerned police chiefs to submit lists from the municipal and barangay anti-drug abuse councils for confirmation.
Delilis had previously said that theÂ BPPO will not hesitate to relieve police chiefs of their posts if they are seen as impediments to the governmentâ€™s goal of curbing and eventually eradicating illegal drug activities. (Allen Doydora)