Decena takes over BCPO today

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

THE turn-over of command between Senior Superintendent Edgardo Ordaniel, outgoing acting director of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), and his successor Superintendent Larry Decena is set today, Saturday.

Decena, who held a command conference with all 10 station commanders Friday, said the turn-over of command between him and Ordaniel will be attended by Mayor Monico Puentevella and a representative of Police Regional Office-6 director Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan.

Decena assumed his post at the BCPO as officer-in-charge Wednesday while Ordaniel was reassigned to the Regional Placement Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU).


Decena said among his priorities are orderliness, and improving the capability of the BCPO personnel to maintain peace and order. He will also implement some changes in the different police stations to improve their services.

The new BCPO chief said he is planning to check all the police stations to determine the problems faced by station chiefs. He also said that he will do his best to arrange the transfer of the BCPO office to the new building inside the headquarters at the soonest possible time.

Decena added that since he is set to retire in five months, he will spend his remaining time in the PNP to serve the people of Bacolod. However, he said it is up to the city mayor if he wants to extend his appointment.

Decena, a native of Cauayan, Negros Occidental, was formerly assigned in the RPHAU, Regional Investigation Division, and in Negros Occidental as chief of police of Hinoba-an, Cauayan, Sagay City, and Victorias City. (MAP)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 15, 2014.

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