NEW National Capital Region Police Office director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas, yesterday officially took over his post and said ‘we will walk the talk’ as he issued a series of directives which called on his men to pursue their unrelenting drive against illegal drugs, criminality and rogues in uniform and at the same time implement a ‘no-take’ policy on all illegal gambling or any other criminal activities.
“The anti-illegal drugs operations will remain in focus with the strengthening and revitalization of units involved in law enforcement and apprehension of high-value targets,” he said after he was installed as new NCPRO director by Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge, Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa.
Sinas replaced his mistah from Philippine Military Academy ‘Hinirang’ Class of 1987, Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar who has been designated as the new PNP Chief Directorial Staff, a position that will earn the latter his 3rd-star.
At the same time, Sinas, the erstwhile Police Regional Office 7 director in Central Visayas also said he will enforce a ‘No-Take’ policy in the Metro Manila police force and banned his men from playing golf during weekdays.
“The guidance and directives of the President and the PNP Command Group are clear and uncompromising: To start off , I openly declare that there will be ‘no take’ in NCRPO, starting from the leadership down to the rank and file, from illegal drugs, illegal gambling or any illicit or criminal activities and those found to be involved with unscrupulous individuals will be prosecuted,” he said.
He also said that he will not tolerate police personnel playing golf, gambling or serving as financiers to gamblers and other illegal online games.
A known disciplinarian who strictly enforced discipline at the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame when he was still the PNP Secretary to the Directorial Staff, Sinas said that he wants his men to strictly observe discipline inside police camps and all police stations and precincts in Metro Manila.
The new NCRPO director thanked President Duterte, the PNP Command Group and resigned PNP Chief, General Oscar D. Albayalde for their trust and confidence in his competence to lead the premier regional police office in the country.
“Obviously, this is a challenging assignment. The National Capital Region or Metro Manila is an extraordinarily unique area from a law enforcement perspective with its diverse array of factors that contribute to constant demands for police services. Moreover,, notwithstanding these numerous challenges, the NCRPO is expected to consistently serve as a model of the best that the national police is able to provide our country,” he said.