The conferment was led by Chief Supt. Noel Baraceros, chief of the PNP Center for Police Strategy Management based at Camp Crame, and Chief Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr., PNP Bicol regional director.
The respective heads of the PPOs and the NCPS received the honors.
They are Sr. Supt. Narciso Domingo, NCPS which got a rating 88.53 percent; Senior Supt. Ronaldo Cabral of Sorsogon PPO, 89.16 percent; Senior Supt. Alexander Sampaga of Masbate PP0, 91.52 percent; Senior Supt. Walfredo Pornillo of Camarines Sur PPO, 91.54 percent; Senior Supt. Rodolfo Dimas, Camarines Norte PPO, 92.28 percent; Sr. Supt. Jesus Martirez, Catanduanes PPO, 92.7 percent; Senior Supt. Celso Arcueno Jr., Albay PPO, 92.7 percent; and Supt. Leonidas Castillo of the 5th Regional Police Public Safety Battalion, which got the highest grade of 94.33 percent.
Aside from the awards conferred to the six PPOs, NCPS and 5th RPPSB, a separate Silver Eagle Award was also bestowed on the Camarines Sur PPO, Catanduanes PPO, Masbate PPO, Camarines Norte PPO, Albay PPO and the 5th RPPSB for their more than 90-percent PGS ratings.
Baraceros said the PGS is part of the implementation of the PNP Patrol Plan 2030 which started in 2011 wherein the full police organization is expected to be at the full transformation in their service to the public.
The most important part of the program of the Police Regional Office 5 under the PGS is the target output policy where chiefs of police or provincial directors are booted out of their posts and undergo a retraining course if they fail in the standards of service expected of them within three months, like Lambat Sibat or apprehension of criminals and most wanted persons, One Time Big Time Operation against the drug problem, illegal gambling and other illegal activities, e-blotter system or electronic system of investigation, gallery rouge of wanted persons and others.
Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PRO5 public information officer, said that after the conferment of PGS on the PPOs, they will have the conferment on municipal police stations in the entire region.
The next step that the recipients of conferment will undergo are the proficiency and institutionalization of the PNP-Bicol.
This will involve the strengthening of the regional office and the recruitment of additional PNP personnel to reach the 2030 target of 1:500 police-population ratio or one police officer per 500 population.
Calubaquib said there are 160,000 police officers in the entire country while Bicol has 7,500 men.
As of this date, the provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes are nearing the ideal ratio of 1:600, while the others are in the vicinity of 1:700 and1:800.
Others are in the ratio of 1:1,000 like Camarines Sur which has the biggest land area and population in the region.
The PNP Bicol spokesperson said the PNP is slowly making its operations computerized, high tech and employing electronic gadget system wherein all roving policemen and the dashboards of their vehicles and streets will have CCTV cameras. (PNA)