Governor Roel Degamo and seven members of the Provincial Advisory Council of the Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental assured yesterday their cooperation and support in making the province a better place to live in after their oath-taking by Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, acting chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division of the PNP Region 7 based in Cebu City.

Inducted into office were Degamo as chairman, with former Vice Gov. Jose Baldado, Jose Alan Comon of the National Police Commission, former Negros Oriental PNP director and now retired Senior Supt. Mariano del Mar, retired police superintendent and Tanjay City councilor Juanito Condes, Farrah Gentuya of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Msgr. Julius Heruela of the Diocese of Dumaguete, and parish priest of Bacong, and Judy Flores Partlow of the Philippines News Agency-Dumaguete, as members.

Degamo said he is positive that with the PNP and the Advisory Council working as a team, the vision of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office will be realized.

He said the operational dashboard of the NOPPO could help the police in the performance of their duties as “guardians of the peace and order” in the province.

Degamo said the institutionalization of the Performance Governance System of the PNP is a concrete example of the word “governance” taking in a new dimension, rising to a new level service, with the ultimate goal of achieving peak performance among service providers.

He said he was happy at the creation of the Provincial Advisory Council, that will advise and assist the NOPPO, in identifying key priorities and strategic issues in accordance with the PATROL 2030.

Present at the rites were NOPPO OIC director, Senior Supt. Mariano Natuel Jr., police chiefs and unit commanders.

Lawas said the PAC is a realization of the private, public, police partnership, or the 4Ps, that should have been done even without the Performance Governance System of the PNP.

Lawas said he expects the council to conduct regular meetings and assessments of the programs and activities of the PNP to determine if the performance indicators are achieved or not.

Natu-el, meanwhile, directed all chiefs of police in the province to formulate their tactical dashboards, and align them with the operational dashboard of the NOPPO.*JFP/JG