ILOILO CITY – The performance rating of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and the Bacolod City Police Office further dropped in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to previous quarters last year, records of the Police Regional Office 6 yesterday showed.
From being first in the first quarter to second in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2010, respectively, the NOPPO rating further dropped to third, among the nine provincial and city police offices in Western Visayas, in the fourth quarter of 2010.
On the other hand, the BCPO ranked seventh in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to its being fifth place in the 3rd quarter, second in the 2nd quarter and first in the 1st quarter last year, PRO6 records also showed.
The Iloilo Police Provincial Office, which ranked third in the 3rd quarter last year, topped the performance evaluation rating in the last quarter of 2010, dislodging the Iloilo City Police Office, which only ranked second.
Police units and stations in Region 6 are rated quarterly on their performance and accomplishments in the areas of police-community relations, operations, intelligence, investigation, human resource, logistic and personnel.
Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, regional police director, said the evaluation approximates the efficiency and effectiveness of the police offices through their administrative and operational accomplishments.
NOPPO topped the area of intelligence work; ICPO in police community relations, investigation and detective management; Guimaras Police Provincial Office in the aspects of operations and management of logistics; and the Aklan Police Provincial Office for personnel as well as human resource and development, and comptrollership.
The Guimaras Police Provincial Office ranked fourth, while the Aklan, Antique, and the Capiz Police Provincial Office, ranked 5th, 6th, and 8th respectively in the performance rating, with the 6th Regional Public Safety Management Battalion at the tailend.
“We encourage our police units to give their best in the delivery of services not because of the evaluation rating, but because the people deserve the best,” Querol said.
Despite the nose-dive performance rating of NOPPO, it may still be vying for the award as the best provincial police office with the Iloilo PPO and Aklan PPO, which also ranked number one among six provincial police offices in Western Visayas in separate quarters, last year, according to some senior police officials assigned at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.
Both the BCPO and ICPO are also vying for the award as best city police office in the region for 2010.*GPB