Ex –BCPO chief feted for mak­ing Baguio one of safest city in Asia

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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.

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