Monday, April 23, 2018

Laoag City has new police OIC



Turn-over Ceremony. INPPO provincial director P/Sr. Supt. Melencio Nartates (center) leads the turn-over between incoming OIC P/Supt. Dominic Guerrero (left) and out-going P/Supt. Edwin Balles (right) at the city hall auditorium on March 12. Witnessing the turn-over ceremony are INPPO officials, some chiefs of police, Laoag mayor Chevylle V Fariñas and other city hall officials. (Doms dela Cruz)



By Dominic B. dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Laoag City—The Philippine National Police appointed a new officer-in-charge for this city’s police force.
P/Chief Supt. Dominic Guerrero replaces outgoing P/Supt. Edwin Balles.

Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) provincial director P/Sr. Supt. Melencio Nartates led the turn-over ceremony at the city hall conference room attended with Ilocos Norte police officials, other chiefs of police and Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Farinas and other city officials on March 12, 2018.

Mr. Guerrero, in his message, said he will continue all the programs and activities of the present especially in support to the campaign against illegal drugs and the peace and order situation of Laoag.

He also asked a full cooperation by the city government to implement the PNPs vision and mission.

Records show that Mr. Guerrero is the second Laoag native chief of police after former Laoag police chief P/Sr. Supt. Sterling Blanco.

Prior to his new assignment in Laoag, Mr. Guerrero led the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company at the INPPO.

He was also the chief of police in the municipalities of Paoay, Bacarra, Sarrat, San Nicolas and once became a caretaker in Marcos and Pagudpud.

Relative to this, Mr. Guerrero appealed the public for their cooperation in order to achieve a peaceful, orderly and safe place to live in.

In behalf of the people of Laoag, Mrs. Farinas warmly welcomed the newly installed police for Laoag.

The mayor assured the city government’s help with the Laoag police.

The city government’s latest donation to the city police are new patrol cars and motorcycles.

Mr. Balles, meanwhile, leaves for a new assignment in the police regional office.

Mr. Balles led the Laoag police for more than two years.

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