By LITO RULONA
CITY police director Col. Henry Dampal yesterday said he has no plans to ordering a revamp in the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) but he would be forced to unless it shapes up
Dampal, who assumed his new post this week, said he expected Cocpo to step up the police campaign against criminality, particularly illegal gambling and illegal drugs.
He said this after he paid Mayor Oscar Moreno a courtesy call at city hall. With Dampal were all police station commanders and leaders of special units under Cocpo.
“Dili kita maglantaw sa revamp but they have to prove their worth,” said Dampal of Cocpo’s key officials right after his meeting with Moreno.
He said police officials who would fail to meet his expectations would be immediately replaced.
Dampal has called on police station commanders to give their best.
“During our conference, I assure them that there will no revamp. However, we are looking at their performance. Those who will not perform well would need to be given other assignments,” he said.
Dampal said his training and previous work on crime monitoring, assessment and analysis would be useful as Cocpo carried out its operations and strategizes crime-prevention measures.
“I prefer prevention rather than crime solution,” he said.