The appointment of Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz as permanent police director of Bacolod City has been approved by the Police Regional Office-6 effective August 1, a PRO-6 report furnished the DAILY STAR showed yesterday.
De la Paz was chosen by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia as permanent city police director in March, after he had been officer-in-charge for almost three months.
He replaced former City Police Director Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, who was injured in a car accident in January.
Since his assumption as officer-in-charge, several private groups have called for his permanent appointment citing his introduction of a lot of improvements in the anti-criminality drive of Bacolod.
Meanwhile, City Police Deputy City Director for Administration Supt. Alexander Ermeo will be acting city police director until Tuesday, Chief Insp. Noel Polines said Friday.
Polines Ermeo will temporarily head BCPO while de la Paz is on official trip to Taiwan with Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and other city officials.
Insp. Renato Ofamen has also been designated temporary chief of the Bacolod City Police Traffic Management Unit until Tuesday as Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche is also in Taiwan.*APN