JVR wants Talisay cop chief replaced

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

TALISAY City Mayor Johnny de los Reyes wanted to pull the plug on the city police chief since last year.

This was revealed yesterday by Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) Director Noel Gillamac after the mayor made public his dissatisfaction on Supt. Resty Santos’s performance.

The reason, Gillamac said, de los Reyes alleged the police chief was involved in the cannibalization or removing parts of impounded motorcycles in the police station.
De los Reyes sent a request to him to replace the police chief, but he didn’t remove


Santos from the post who was still two months in service then.

“He’s new in his position and I wanted him to give a break to prove himself,” Gillamac
told reporters.

The allegation against Santos, Gillamc said, turned out to be untrue following an

investigation conducted by CPPO.

In his affidavit, Santos instructed a field training policeman and augmented PNP personnel from CPPO to conduct inventory of all confiscated motorcycles, including their chassis and engine numbers, in a bid to locate their owners.

On the allegation that the police chief is protecting drug dealers, Gillamac said they have not found any evidence that would implicate Santos.

This came after a report that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 didn’t work with Talisay City Police Station after its previous operations failed to get their targets. The agency suspects someone might have tipped off the subjects of the operations.

Santos, when interviewed by Gillamac, said the NBI didn’t coordinate with them on the operations contrary to the report.

“There was also no need for them to coordinate because they can operate anytime,” Gillamac said, quoting Santos.

With the recent disapproval of the mayor, Gillamac said he will conduct an evaluation of Santos’ performance before taking any action.
“I couldn’t just immediately replaced him if he’s doing his job,” the police director said.

If Santos failed to perform well, Gillamac said he will replace the police chief and would recommend to the Senior Officers’ Placement and Promotion Board of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 for the replacement.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 14, 2014.

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