Malayo is Zambo new police chief PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 July 2013 11:05

The City Police Office has a new officer-in-charge effective 5 p.m. of July 4.

PRO-9 Intelligence Division Chief Sr. Supt. Jose Chiquito Malayo has replaced Sr. Supt. Edwin de Ocampo as police OIC Director amidst the spate of shootings and other violent incidents in the city.

The change of command took place barely four days after Mayor Beng Climaco assumed office and declared peace and security as her top priority.

Malayo and de Ocampo late yesterday afternoon called on Mayor Climaco in City Hall to inform about the change of command per directive of POlice Regional Director Chief Supt.  Juanito Vaño.

The mayor in the last four days has undertaken steps to help address peace and order concerns aggravated by incidents involving policemen.

During the meeting with the mayor, de Ocampo submitted to the  mayor the evaluation report, the third in a span of 4 working days, which is basically an assessment of  the different areas with high crime incidents and eventually require augmentation of forces.

Like a teacher, Climaco in the last few days has been meeting individually with policemen assigned in beat patrols to assess their knowledge about their duties and responsibilities. Together with Councilor Roel Natividad, chairman of the Council committee on peace and order, the mayor also conducts random checks of police stations and streets to check on beat patrols and traffic policemen.

“The local government will help in the patrol to help protect policemen from being killed”, the mayor declared adding that the city will continue to provide the requirements of the police and will make sure that the police will not fail the people in maintaining peace and security. “We cannot afford to have another policeman killed. This [killing of policemen] is something that should be stopped”.

On the other hand, Climaco has ordered the retraining and reorientation of police beat patrols and traffic policemen to make them more efficient and effective in their tasks.

The other day, Natividad has sponsored a resolution appealing to authorities the swift resolution of the different shooting incidents in the city. — Sheila Covarrubias