New City COP bare new tactics

CORDIAL WELCOME FOR NEW CITY CHIEF OF POLICE. Despite airing their la ment over the abrupt relief of former Dumaguete City Chief-of-Police Supt. Jonathan Pineda, City Councilors Lilani Ramon, Michael Bandal, Vice-Mayor Franklin Esmeña Jr., SK Federation President Lei Marie Danielle Tolentino Danni Tolentino and Councilor Manuel Sagarbarria give newly assumed City PNP-OIC Supt. Gregorio Galsim (right) a cordial welcome.
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Formerly a patrolman in his younger days, Supt Gregorio Galsim is now back in Dumaguete City this time to serve as Officer-In-Charge of the City Police Station.

Galsim expressed surprise over some reports that his assignment in the city as the top cop is only temporary and he may be re-assigned after the elections slated this May.

He explained that it is assumed that his assignment is only temporary considering his OIC status but his services may be extended or shortened depending on the judgement of higher authorities of which he is bound to follow as a good soldier.

In his first formal appearance before the City Council, Wednesday, Galsim announced that he would adopt all the anti-crimes measures of his predecessor Supt Jonathan Pineda while introducing the “best practices” of his own while assigned in Carcar, Cebu.

First, he will be visiting various prominent personalities, officials and barangay tanods in all 30 barangays to discuss peace and order problems as well build camaraderie in their localities over a cup of coffee.

Second, he called for the mobilization of volunteer organizations, tricycle associations and other groups to intensify the gathering of intelligence in a bid to thwart the commission of crimes and identification of criminal elements.

Third, Galsim will establish mini-offices in strategic locations in the barangays so that prompt response for request of assistance will be available to residents at all times.

The new COP will deploy almost 90% of the personnel to the field retaining only about 10% to the administrative tasks in the station to maximize police visibility, enhance the accountability of the personnel and to improve community relations.