Cebu City top cop to check police precincts’ orderliness, cleanliness

Published May 12, 2021, 4:44 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY — In compliance with the directive of newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) have started conducting inspections to ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of police precincts here.

Police Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla, CCPO deputy director for operations, said CCPO director Police Col. Josefino Ligan will inspect at least one police station every other day.

“We will visit our police stations every other day using bikes. We will also check not only their respective areas but also their staff if they, too, are observing tidiness inside police stations,” he said.

Parilla warned that sanctions will be imposed on station chiefs if found that chief PNP’s order is not complied.

“We have to bear in mind that our police stations are also public offices. We may give them warnings if they were not able to keep the station tidy during our visit but if this will go on, especially on a regular or permanent basis, then they might either be relieved or charged with administrative cases,” Parilla said.

Eleazar on May 10 announced that he will implement an ‘Intensified Cleanliness’ policy within the police organization.

Aside from getting rid of erring policemen, Eleazar said also wanted police offices to be in order and clean at all times.