PNP chief, Gen. Camilo Cascolan. (File photo)
MANILA – Another eight senior police officials were included in the latest round of reorganization in the Philippine National Police (PNP).
In an order released on Tuesday, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan designated Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) chief Maj. Gen. Dionardo Carlos to head the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Southern Luzon (DIPO-SL).
Meanwhile, replacing Carlos as DPCR chief is Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, formerly director of the Police Regional Office 3 (Central Luzon). Taking over the helm of the PRO-3 is former Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon from the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development (DHRDD).
Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., current head of the Directorate for Intelligence (DI), was ordered to lead the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG). He would replace Brig. Gen. Ronald Lee, who was designated as the new DHRDD chief.
Replacing Acorda as DI chief is Brig. Gen. Adoldo Samala Jr., former Directorate for Plans (DPL) head.
Meanwhile, former Highway Patrol Group chief Brig. Gen. Eliseo dela Cruz will replace Samala as head of the DPL. Taking over the HPG is Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, from the Office of the Chief PNP.
The latest reshuffle will take effect on Wednesday.
This is the sixth reshuffle of police officials to various units implemented by Cascolan since he assumed as the country’s top cop in September.
Cascolan earlier reminded all regional directors and commanders on the development and presence of leaders at all levels and at all times.
He said close mentoring and coaching would be emphasized under his watch to instill discipline and integrity in all aspects of policing. (PNA)