Ex –BCPO chief feted for making Baguio one of safest city in Asia
THE CITY government of Baguio honored outgoing Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) director, Senior Supt. Ramil Saculles for his selfless dedication and tireless efforts in placing Baguio on the list of safest cities in the country and in Southeast Asia (SEA).
Mayor Mauricio Domogan during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony noted the accomplishments of the former BCPO chief.
“It was under his term when the city of Baguio ranked sixth among the Safest Cities in Southeast Asia (SEA) in 2018 with a record of 58.38 safety index,” Domogan said.
Numbeo, the world's largest crowd-sourced database firm, made the ranking based data gathered from consumer prices to perceived crime rates and quality of health care in various cities worldwide.
"I hope that the outgoing city director continues to climb the ladder of success, his accomplishments are not only an honor for me, but for the city," Domogan said.
Saculles, who’s two-year term of office expired last month and was immediately assigned to the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Quezon City, said in an interview that his almost 27 years in service would help him perform well in his new assignment.
“Actually, it’s just a matter of change in environment, in my 27 years of service, I think I am fit enough to handle the challenges or changes in my police career,” he said.
Saculles also extended his well wishes to whoever will be appointed to head the
BCPO and hopes that the record they made, making Baguio as the sixth safest city in SEA aside from the national awards they obtained from the PNP headquarters, would be emulated.
On July 30, BCPO also received the best City Police Station in the country in Police Community Relations (PCR) activities. PCR activities contributed to the overall peace and development initiatives at this summer capital and the country that brought the PNP closer to the people.
Describing Baguio, he said “we have a lot of dynamic problems such as traffic and criminality rate, but my advice to the next chief is to never stop experimenting, there are many efforts to be done for Baguio," he said.
He also mentioned Baguio as one of the top tourist destinations in the country, which requires that not only locals are made to feel safe but also the thousands of tourists who visit Baguio.
He also mentioned that with his new assignment at the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) in Camp Crame, he will be considering the adoption of good practices and policies of the BCPO for implementation on a national scale.