The new Philippine National Police provincial director of Negros Oriental Sr. Supt Edward Carranza has promised to continue the ongoing projects and personnel development trainings at the Negros Oriental PNP Provincial Command, initiated by his predecessor Sr. Supt Rey Lyndon Lawas.
Sr. Supt. Carranza was installed on Tuesday during a turnover ceremony at Camp Fernandez, Agan-an in nearby Sibulan town, after Sr. Supt. Lawas was promoted in position as the new Regional Intelligence Division chief of the PNP Region 7 Office comprising the Central Visayas provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.
According to Supt. Carranza he will try to give his best performance to the people of Negros Oriental.
Among his list of priorities will be the enhancement of the police operational procedures in order to prevent human rights violations.
He is also thankful that Sr. Supt Lawas has started the training-seminar for police investigators which will help the PNP to improve their investigation skills.
He will also implement the order of assigning at least one police officer in every barangay in the province.
Carranza said he believes that police visibility in the barangays will help deter the occurrence of crimes.
Supt. Carranza also encourages the support from the community to help the police in achieving lasting peace and order in Negros Oriental. Other priority programs of his administration include helping retired police officers and those who will soon be retiring.
Supt. Carranza has been assigned as comptroller of the PNP Regional Office where he personally witnessed the difficulty of police retirees in claiming for their benefits.
The new provincial director is hopeful that police personnel in Negros Oriental, as well as the business community and non-government organizations, will give him the same support just like in the previous PNP administration. (PNA) jfp/Maricar Aranas