A total of 192 police officers in Bohol were promoted to the next rank on Monday as part of regular promotions of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its 160,000-strong force.
Three of the said police personnel are chiefs of police in Bohol towns including Chief Insp. Desiree Lavisto of Ubay, Sr. Insp. Librado Bigcas of Bien Unido and Chief Insp. Antonio Detuya of Valencia.
All three, like all of the other police men and women, were promoted from their respective previous ranks.
Meanwhile, four were promoted to senior police officer 3 and 4, 47 to SPO2, 29 to SPO1, 82 to PO3, 9 to PO2 and 14 to PO1 including six National Support Unit members of the PNP.
The ceremony and oath-taking were led by Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) director Sr. Supt. Felipe Natividad at Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City on Monday morning.
According to Natividad, the promoted police officers’ new ranks would entail new and bigger responsibilities.
The promotions were accorded to the men and women of the BPPO for their competence and achievements, Natividad said.
The provincial police director also urged the police officers present during the event to put efforts into improving or at least maintain the BPPO’s current trust rating based on the 2017 Holy Name University Bohol Poll.
According to the said survey released last August, the public has “much trust” on the province’s police force.
The BPPO had trust score of +56, a 46.4 percent increase from last year’s score of 31+. (T)